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10-30-2009, 01:00 AM
A one gallon meadowfoam traditional mead just started following Vicky's exacting recipe. I plan to follow it as closely as I can.

3 lbs. Meadowfoam honey
Water to 1 gallon
5 g Lalvin D-47 yeast
1 gram Go-Ferm
2 grams Fermaid K at end of lag phase
3 grams Fermaid K at 1/3 sugar break
3 grams DAP

1. **Yeast Preparation:
a. Prepare a solution of 100 ml tap H2O @110F + 1 g Go-Ferm (1/4 tsp.)
b. Add 5 g of D47 when temperature drops to 104F and let stand 15 - 30 minutes maximum
c. Add 100 ml 30 brix must to the rehydrated yeast and mix well
d. Inoculate the must with the mixture and decant into your carboy or bucket

2. Cover with sanitized cloth and secure
3. Check brix every 12 hours and watch for foaming which indicates the end of the lag phase
4. At end of lag phase, aerate well and add mixture of 3 grams DAP ( tsp) and 2 grams Fermaid K (1/2 tsp.) rehydrated in 50 ml H2O
5. Aerate twice daily until 1/3 sugar break
6. At 1/3 sugar break add 3 grams Fermaid K (3/4 tsp.) rehydrated in 50 ml
H2O and aerate well
7. Airlock and put in racking rotation row
8. Swirl and rack (8 hours later) when airlock activity slows to 2-4 beats per minute or gravity is at 1.03X

Mixed everything up at room temperature. Starting gravity was 1.110. Everything went according to plan. Purchased the honey from a local source (Lamon Bee Acres and MCC Farms near Portland, OR). Looking forward to a successful fermentation. Just waiting for it to get through the lag phase now. I will be interested how this batch turns out.


10-30-2009, 01:39 AM
Looks like a good plan.

Would you like me to move this to the brewlog so that you may update it on an ongoing basis?



10-30-2009, 12:51 PM
this one sounds great. I have a Meadowfoam in bottle and it smells like opening a baggie with a warm smores in it..... And its tastes even better. Let us know how this turns out.


Fisher kel Tath
10-30-2009, 01:41 PM
I still need to try meadowfoam honey, if it actually tastes like a marshmellow, a chocolate meadowfoam mead may be on the horizon...

10-30-2009, 03:32 PM
I'm still waiting for mine to come around at 5 months old. It tastes a little funky but I have hope. The honeys so pleasant it should remain unadulterated by anything else.

07-31-2011, 09:25 PM
Any status updates on how it turned out?