i checked on my honey beer to see how it’s going. it’s been a week since i made it, and it still seems to have a good amount of sweetness left. i think i was expecting that it would ferment faster, on account of it’s low alcohol content, but honey does take a long time to ferment. i’m also a little worried that it might be too bitter, it hard to tell at this point, but it seems a bit bitter. i went and checked the progress of everything else in the fermentation closet, cyser that i made in october still seems to have some time to go, i need to check the gravity on it. i made it very strong so it would it would still have some good balance of tart apple and sweet honey. straight cider seems pretty funky, i just let it naturally ferment, in the past i’ve had good luck with this method, but i’m not sure about this time. i think this fall i may do more research on making hard cider and try to make a better batch. mixed berry mead seems a little stange, but it’s pretty young, so it’s hard to tell. elderberry is amazing, i think it might be among my favorite meads i’ve made yet, sweet and heavy and warming, like a port wine. it would be great in small cups around the bonfire in the middle of winter. pear/apple cyser flavored with ginger that ma made is pretty great too, it’s still very cloudy, those pears take a long time to clear.
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