This is a simple honey wine that will remind you of hot apple pie and ice cream. It is favorite on cold winter nights with a simple dinner of sharp cheese, sourdough bread, olives and cherry tomatoes. Although it's also great cold on a summer evening under the stars. The yeast and various mead and wine ingredients can be purchased online or at a local brewery shop.
- Dissolve the honey in the hot water.
- Mix all ingredients together inside a primary 6 gallon bucket with airlock attached. Let sit at room temperature for one week.
- After a week the brew should have bubbled and fermented vigorously, and then subsided into a slower fermentation. At this point you siphon it into a five gallon glass carboy. Avoid siphoning the sediment.
- Attach airlock and leave for 3 months. During this period it will mostly finish fermenting and will have clarified somewhat. Now siphon it into clean glass carboy, avoiding the sediment on the bottom of the carboy. Let it sit one week.
- After the last week of clarifying, siphon into wine bottles and cork. Age for 6 months.
- Serve hot or cold. Nice with vanilla ice cream! Wine ingredients and tools can be purchased online or at a brewery store.