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U2M - Lavender Summer Day

purple sphere Brewed: June 21, 2001   Bottled: April 4, 2002 blue sphere Fresh lavender sprigs and blossums. Very fragrant. Happy summer solstice.


Yeast was rehydrated at brew time.

Heated honey with water. Added yeast nutrient and lavender sprigs. Kept hot (about 170 F) for 15 minutes. Cooled and poured into bucket. Added water, pitched yeast, stirred. Made 3.5 gallons.

July 7, 2001 - Heated more honey with water. Added acid blend and more lavender sprigs. Kept hot (about 170 to 180 F) for about 20 minutes. Cooled and added new must to bucket. Now we have 6 gallons.

August 2, 2001 - Racked - SG 1.010

April 4, 2002 - Boiled corn sugar with 1 c water. Racked mead into bucket and stired in cooled corn sugar solution. Bottled.

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