It has been a long time since I posted anything and I think that it is time for a mead update! I made mead a few months ago and I can report that it has been finished and bottled for about a month now. So how does it look? How did it get here? And, most importantly, how does it taste? In this followup to my earlier post, I’ll go through the fermentation, conditioning, bottling and first tasting of the mead.
Summer is most definitely here and you know what that means! Only a few months until Autumn! And what better drink for when the nights begin to darken and the days get increasingly nippy?
I made some cider with Rhubarb juice in it. This is the story of how that cider tasted.
So after my first attempt at making some cider, I decided to head back to the market to grab another gallon of apple juice to use up the other half of the cider yeast. But this time I also went to the shop for some rhubarb nectar to add to the mix.
So after a week and a half in the primary, one minor explosion, and a few weeks conditioning in the bottle, my first ever cider is finally ready for tasting! So how did it go and how does it taste?
Finally! The bottling and first tasting of the first wine I made. But can a wine made from a bag of juice concentrate be any good?
I bought 5L of locally produced apple juice and, following on from my recent wine adventure, have a newly freed up 1 gallon fermenter. So the only sensible thing to do is to make some cider!
Today, I made started my first wine-making experience. I’m using the California Connoisseur Merlot winemaking kit. This kit contains 1.5L of (what I guess must be) grape juice concentrate to make 6 bottles of wine (4.5L). I looked around at peoples reviews online for this company’s kits and people seemed happy with the results from […]