Sat, Jan 18 | The BeeCraft Mead Company

MeadMaker 101: Sweet Mead (sold out)

Sold Out for the 18th! The $79 includes ALL equipment (which can be used again), ingredients, expert guidance, AND samples of mead while learning! Bring a friend or loved one to help at no extra cost! Any profits from class goes to KARE of Dawson County.
Registration is now closed but we will be offering the class for a special summer mead in February.

Time & Location

Jan 18, 2020, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The BeeCraft Mead Company, 30 Industrial Park Road, Dawsonville, GA, USA

About The Event

Special note:  We are offering two sessions, one at 2:00 and one 4:30, to keep class sizes low.

Produced since ancient history you, a loved one, or both can join the ranks of the Meadmaker!  This batch, of ~14% alcohol by volume sweet mead, that can be spiced as you like and should be finished before spring!!  Participants will receive the equipment, ingredients, and expert guidance on making over one gallon of sweet mead and a Ceylon cinnammon stick (you can use or keep for other purposes).  Lead by our own meadmaker -- a nationally awarded meadmaker and two-time teacher of the year!  You will first be introduced to the basic concepts, prepare your "must", take part in a demonstration on preparing a yeast slurry, pitch the yeast, and take home your mead to ferment out at home with explicit instructions on what to do (and not to do)!  All the while you enjoy a sample of four different preselected meads (usually one of each style and a special mead afterward)!  

Mead makers will receive:  A primary fermenter (2-gallons), secondary fermenter (one-gallon glass carboy), airlock and bung, turkey baster for sampling,  hydrometer, siphon, bottling wand, tubing, nutrient, fining agent, potassium sorbate (used prior to bottling), Camden tablets (optional prior to bottling), Approximately 4lbs of Georgia honey, six-500ml flip-top bottles (the same used by the will have a bit left over during bottling for 'personal consumption'), instructions on what to do at home, access to BeeCraft if instructions are not clear or yeast misbehave, and a flight of mead from our meadery (and printed notes in case the aforementioned flight of mead clouds your memory)!! 

All money collected beyond cost of equipment, materials, and facilities/advertising will --once again-- go to KARE (Kids Are Really Equal)  

Note #1:  We will build the yeast slurry together as a demonstration and pitch yeast from it collectively.

Note #2:  Yeast are funny beasts...and a bit temperamental.  There is no guarantee your mead will turn out perfect or be completely done by Christmas but should come close...if fermented colder it will take longer (but worth the wait!).

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    2:00 Meadmaker 101: Sweet Mead
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    4:30 Meadmaker 101: Sweet Mead
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