Registration Closed! Meadmaker 101 multi-flavors
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About The Event
Produced since ancient history you, a loved one, or both can join the ranks of the Meadmaker! Participants will receive the equipment, ingredients, and expert guidance on making over one gallon of either Cinnamon spiced mead (using Ceylon cinnamon) or a choice of Espresso flavored OR Chocolate flavored sweet mead (using clean and all natural extract...not actual beans and nibs this time as that would be Meadmaker 102!). This event is a blast...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 flight of our mead....makes over $100 worth of mead! Light snacks also provided.
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 meadery...you will have a bit left over during bottling for 'personal consumption'), 4oz of extract (you will probably only use two), instructions on what to do at home, access to BeeCraft if instructions are not clear or yeast misbehave, and a sampling of four difffernt meads 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 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 but should come close...extracts do a great job of covering up any issues you may have.
Note #3: Adding a vanilla bean during the last four weeks of the process will greatly add to flavor. Vanilla bean is not inculded ... it is much better to obtain one right before you use it.