Had a few extra hands around the house this week so we decided to rack the mead! The big batches of orange blossom honey that we just started are ready for the secondary fermenters.
Had some time to wax the tops of the blueberry we made in the late summer as well as made some time to hang out with the family. The house is full of that excellent bouquet that only this time of year can muster.
I hope you are spending time with the people who really matter to you, and not trudging through some obligatory event for the sake of it.
These fermenters are my pride and joy right now. They both contain improved replica recipes for my 3rd prize mead from 2010. These have had improved starting gravity, pH, and nutrirent feeds. I’ve improved the honey to a higher grade, (orange blossom!) which I purchased from a distributor in Lancaster PA.
60 lbs of amazing honey went into these two ten gallon batches. Imagine how many bees and how many flowers! The blue vessels are quietly keeping time in the corner of my little house. I love the sound of a new fermentation. The steady bubbling of the overflow container. It truly is a beautiful piece of living chemical art composed of billions of yeast working diligently to consume and produce. A humble microbe that has been a salient partner of the human experience for thousands of years.