Chjateau Fletty arcs-en-ciels et les Licrones

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Steve Fletty of Falcon Heights, MN, member of the Saint Paul Homebrewers Club, won a gold medal in Category #26: Other Mead during the 2014 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Grand Rapids, MI. Fletty’s Other Mead was chosen as the best among 87 final round entries in the category.

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Chjateau Fletty arcs-en-ciels et les Licrones | Other Mead: Metheglin

Ingredients

  • For 4 Gallons (15.14 L)
    • 10.0 lb (4.54 kg) sourwood honey
    • 2.0 lb (0.9 kg) fresh ginger, peeled and grated
    • 3 gallons (11.36 L) water
    • Cross Evolution yeast

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.09

    Directions

    1. Blend honey into water using stir stick, add ginger and nutrients. Rehydrate yeast and pitch. Primary start: 8/2/13. Mead fermented to dry at basement temp. Racked to secondary, added sorbate, 8/17/13. Racked to tertiary, 9/7/13. Back sweetened with more sourwood honey to ~1.020. Added Super Kleer to fine. Racked to keg after clear and force carbonated.
    2. Forced CO2 to carbonate (2.5 vol).