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.”

Strawberry Szechuan Short BOMM

Strawberry Szechuan Short BOMM

This mead is a fantastic summer short mead. While it is very good straight out of primary, a few months of age really brings the honey sweetness back. I was going for an easy recipe that didn’t require finding fresh fruit (of course, you could use fresh fruit)....