Beautiful pics punatic. I'm jealous. I'd love to try some of those.
I presume you make quite a bit of mead. If so, do you have any good recipes you might share.
Not meaning to be a wise guy, mostly just honey, water, yeast and yeast nutrients. No heat.
Follow Ken Schramm's sugestions in The Complete Meadmaker.
I've been playing around with yeast types. I was inspired by Ken Schramm and Dan McConnell's mead tasting at the Brewstorm in Denver (NHC 1994) Here is what they did:Mead Success: Ingredients, Processes and Techniques
Note the experiment section.
Dan is no longer involved in meadmaking, which is really a shame. He and Ken were a great team.
I had the honor of judging best of show meads with Dan and Jackie Rager two years later at NHC '96 in NOLA. That was an amazing experience!
Working on taking my meads pro here in Hawaii.