6.5 gallon batch
24 lb clover honey
Nutrients fed in step incriments (1/3 sugar breaks)
2 Cotes des Blances yeast (started with nutrients/clover honey 2 days earlier)
Very high OG. But, my wife and I really enjoy Honeywood Winery's Mead and Blackberry Mead which has a SG of 1.09 (straight from the bottle). They appear to add white sugar to get the SG higher.
3/1/09 SG 1.077 Racked to 5 gal carboy.
To the 1 gallon left, I added 1/2 tsp mint extract. initially seemed to minty.
4/18/09 sample…still yummy…
The mint is really tasting good. mint has mellowed. clearing. (slow due to high SG?)