When last we left my batch of strawberry mead, it was ready for bottling. Well it has been bottled now and wasn’t too bad drink-wise. I have some left over which is still aging. I’m planning on bringing some to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving. Should be relatively decent by then.
The only oddity this time around: the strawberry mead doesn’t really taste like strawberries. It’s not bad, mind you. It just doesn’t have the taste of strawberries in it. I suspect that the copious amount of honey in it is masking the strawberry flavor.
I’ll consider this batch a qualified success: it’s good to drink, but until I figure a way to get a better strawberry flavor, I’m going to hold off brewing it again.
I’m also gearing up for my next batch: blackberry. I’ve made blackberry mead before and it was pretty good. I’ve altered the recipe some this time around (different honey, different nutrient) and will probably be setting up for the first part of the brew cycle in the coming week.