NB Artisanal Standard Dry Mead Making Kit
Fermented to completion, dry mead is delicate and more subtle than medium or sack mead. Becomes champagne-like if you carbonate it. Excellent as an aperitif. Kit includes Wyeast 4021 Champagne Yeast. OG: 1.080-1.083. Time to make: 3 months minimum.
NB Artisanal Mead Kits. Based on Ames Farm amazing honey, these are simple, uncluttered traditional meads designed to let the honey shine through. Because the floral sources and composition of Ames Farm honey will change with the season and years, and are dependent on variables like hive placement and weather, every batch of these kits will be unique.
Each mead making kit is available in two sizes - three gallon or five gallon.
still bubbling, but kit was super easy. ive used it before and liked the mead
I like mead. This one is still in primary. I hope that I did it right. I got the honey and yeast, but I didnâ??t get the recipe or anything else that might have belonged with it.
For the price of decent honey this kit is a good deal. I had good success with my kit and am ordering another. I altered my recipe a bit and added 5lbs of fresh raspberries to my secondary (blended and simmered to kill bacteria). I let it naturally clarify which takes a bit longer but next time I will use bentonite to help speed it up a bit (couldnt wait to drink it was good). I don't like sweet mead and kept with it dry by only adding 1 lb of berries per gallon, some meads add multiple lbs. If you want to try making mead I would recommend this kit.
Made this almost 2 months ago. It's not in bottles yet, but just tasted some as we transferred to get it off the yeast. It is some delicious stuff. My math has it at 11.8% ABV, but the honey character comes through much more than the alcohol. It fermented out to 0.998; but doesn't taste quite as dry as that gravity would have you believe. So easy to make too; after extract and then All-grain beer brewing, this felt like I was somehow cheating or missing something. Like the beer kits; the quality of your end product will benefit from solid temperature control during fermentation. A fact barely mentioned in the instructions.I'm only pulling a star because I think they should offer a summertime dry yeast alternative; CBC-1 perhaps.
I was dubious at first. I measured the bucket wrong and ended up adding an extra gallon of water which ended up bringing the alcohol down quite a bit.I am five months into this mead and am drinking it regularly. I find myself during the day craving the dry crispness of this wonderful drink.I have ordered two more kits of this so that I can ferment it and then keg it and let it sit for the six months of my deployment. Come January, I'm a rocking some mead, baby!Throw your reservations away, and make some!