Sold Out! Mead Maker 101: Sweet Mead spiced with Ceylon Cinnamon ... A Perfect Christmas Gift!!
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About The Event
Produced since ancient history you, a loved one, or both can join the ranks of the Meadmaker! This should be finished by Christmas (if fermented colder it will take longer) and will leave you with three bottles for personal consumption and three that can be given as gifts!! Participants will receive the equipment, ingredients, three jute bags for making gifts, and expert guidance on making over one gallon of sweet mead and a special Ceylon cinnammon stick (you can add later if you wish). 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 meadery...you will have a bit left over during bottling for 'personal consumption'), four cotton "jute" bags to make some gifts, 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 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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