View Full Version : NewBee Here- Started First Mead Test Today

05-01-2017, 10:51 PM
Brand new here, signed up earlier today after staring my first mead micro test.

Looking for a little critiquing on my first batch.....

I'm calling this a micro test as I am fermenting in a 32oz gatorade bottle, recipe as follows....

3/4lb wildflower honey (store bought, mid grade)

20 raisins coarsely chopped

filtered water to fill, leaving about an inch of head space

3/8 cup granulated sugar added to get the starting gravity where I wanted it.

1/4 packet Bread yeast

I started this around 3:30 pm with a starting gravity of 1.085 - 1.095, my goal is 10-12% abv .

As of this post, 7 hours after pitching the yeast, it's bubbling steadily every 5-8 seconds.

I'm going the cheapest route possible with this first test to decide if it's a hobby I want to get in to long term, does this at least look like a good start in the right direction?

05-08-2017, 04:26 PM
read newbee guide and watch meadology series on youtube.
And never add sugar in primary and only rarely in secondary. It adds sweetness/alcohol but no flavor

05-08-2017, 11:46 PM
You need to learn more before you make another try. What you have made is not a good sample of what mead is. Lots of things missing in the above.