Q: Can I bottle condition the mead for carbonation using 22 ounce glass beer bottles and caps?
A: You can yes. Just skip the sorbets or stabilizing step if you plan to bottle condition
Q: Are there instructions for this Kit?
A: Yes, a Set of instructions will be included in the shipment when the kit is ordered. We can send a pdf format prior to ordering if needed with a request sent to [email protected]
I would like to know if you can buy a puree to add with the honey. My daughter bought me a $100 gift card and I really want to try a mead but I have no money for the shipping and that is why I am asking if you can also buy a puree and add it to the mead kit. I didn't total it all up or get the shipping cost but I think it wouldn't be more than $100. So is it possible to do it that way? Thank you.
A: Yes you can add in one of the 3lb fruit puree's we sell on the site to this mead kit to produce a fruit flavored mead of your choosing. You would still need to provide honey for the base of the mead, and add the puree into primary or secondary fermentation
Q: what chemicals are included in this kit?
A: Potassium metabisulfite, acid blend, pectic enzyme , yeast nutrient and potassium sorbate.
Q: What equipment do I need to go with the 5 gallon mead kit?
A large fermenter and secondary carboy – 6.5 gal bucket6 and carboy is ideal for a 5 gallon batch since you need a little head space
An airlock for the fermenter
A large pot if you want to pasteurize the honey first (not strictly required)
Bottling equipment (bottles, bottle capper, bottle caps, bottle filler and tubing). Some people also bottle into wine bottles with corks, but beer bottles also work.
Q: What is the average alcohol volume for the completed kit?
A: The yeast you use is the single most important factor when it comes to alcohol content. Every strain of yeast has a specific tolerance for alcohol.
It also ranges depending on the amount of honey used. The more honey the higher the alcohol. So, dry meads will have a bit less alcohol and sweet mead a bit more.
The average mead recipe calls for 3 to 3.5 pounds of honey per gallon of finished mead, depending on the sugar content of the honey. This makes strong mead in the range of 14 percent alcohol.
Q: What is actually included in the mead kit?
A: Potassium Metabisulphate, Acid Blend, Pectic Enzyme, Yeast Nutrient, and Potassium Sorbate are all included in this kit. These are all required chemicals for mead making.