Sunday, October 26, 2008
I started a batch of mead last year around this time hoping I would have something by Christmas. Fast forward one year and I still have the mead sitting in the secondary fermentation vessel as it just takes that long to age and develop. I think I will pick up a new hydrometer to replace the one I somehow broke, and take a final reading. I hope it is somewhere near the reading it should be as I want to bottle it and move the carboy out of the kitchen. I knew mead would take a while but this is a long time. Apparently this is still a very young mead too. I have read that it can take up to five years for a mead to really mature fully. I am hoping that is not the case with mine. I was actually thinking of putting on another mead but I might wait a year and hope this is only a four year mead.