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Ancient Mead Making Meets Modern Science Part 2: Isolating a Pure Yeast from a Wild Honey Culture (Honey Bug)

Ancient Mead Making Meets Modern Science Part 2: Isolating a Pure Yeast from a Wild Honey Culture (Honey Bug)

Ancient Mead Making Meets Modern Science: Wild Yeast Culture from Honey (Honey Bug)

Ancient Mead Making Meets Modern Science: Wild Yeast Culture from Honey (Honey Bug)

The Mystery of the “Secondary”

The Mystery of the “Secondary”

In the world of mead making, especially amongst those who are new to the craft, there seems to be an abundance of mystery, uncertainty, and just general nonsense surrounding the concepts of a secondary ferment or fermenter.  Already you may be wondering what the difference is.  My goal is to clearly define what we’re really referring to with these terms, and what really happens “…in secondary.”

Acacia Rose BOMM

Acacia Rose BOMM

Learn to Make Mead from U.C. Davis Enology Staff

Learn to Make Mead from U.C. Davis Enology Staff

Sur lie, spice and Meadmaking