#HomebrewWednesday

I was looking up recipes for a watermelon mead (henceforth known as a watermelomel haha). Should have been simple “watermelon + water + honey.” But I really wanted an idea of how many and how big they should be… everything I found was for a single gallon batch and it said “one large watermelon.” Thanks…

Update! 2018

I haven’t been here in a while. My first beer, Oatmeal Milk Stout turned out great, Jayson was a big fan. He made his beer, a Sierra Nevada clone the next week. I made sure to get some photos of him brewing since I got some of my first brew. We haven’t brewed that much…

My Meads are ready!

About a month ago I did my last transfer.   Jayson and I are a good pair, he likes dry mead/wine, I require sweet. So when we brew there’s a wide range of options…and usually if one doesn’t turn out right for me, he’ll like it. lol That rambling was just to say, I back…

Transfer time.

Jayson has been keeping an eye on my meads, since they’re all in his computer room and he told me yesterday I should probably transfer them. I had him help me because this is all still my first brew. We have a limited number of 1 gallon jugs so we have to play musical chairs….

Update on my meads!

I completely forgot to post when I transferred my 5 gallons into single gallons to try out some new flavors. I left one gallon of plain mead behind so we could see how it tastes since we were using a new kind of honey.  We actually mixed it with Jayson’s plain mead that he had…

Five Year Plan.

Okay maybe not actually 5 years, but I had an idea tonight. Jayson and I went out with the intentions of going to Rahr for their St. Patrick’s Day Mid Week Tasting. It’s pretty fun and reasonably priced! For $10 (unless they’ve changed it) you get a one of a kind pint glass themed for…

MY first mead!

Our 5 gallon bucket of honey got here on Tuesday, so yesterday we made mead! We went to HEB and got two 5 gallon jugs of water, the kind that you can exchange for full jugs. That way we save a little money and we aren’t wasting a ton of 1 gal plastic bottles. I…

Home Brew Update

The cyser flopped. I’m not positive what went wrong, but it happened early on. It was a first attempt and we will definitely try again. Jayson has brewed at least one beer since I last posted. He did an Amber ale and a Hefeweizen. The Amber is gone, it was a huge hit with our…

Bottling

All of our meads have finished. Two 5 gallons of regular mead (one with a little bit of orange) were ready around the beginning of the year, we took one bottle to a party with some friends. We may or may not have finished it that night 😉 ************************************************************************* We bottled & labeled our melomels…

Let’s make some Mead.

Jayson has brewed his own beer a few times, but it’s been a while. A few months ago he decided he wanted to give mead a shot. And so we have a closet with 10 gallons of mead going. One big 5 gallon that is just a basic mead with a hint of orange, he…