More on Digby

A quick update on the Digby mead: In the two weeks since it was put into the carboy, the mead has been doing its thing.  Because I had more than a gallon, I constructed a makeshift carboy for the overflow.  I took a 1 liter plastic bottle and cut a hole in the cap.  Then, after fitting…

So What Happened, Again?

In reading my last post, I realized that there exists within it an informational gap.  This is what happens when you forget that you didn’t actually post the message(s) you thought you did.  To wit: I went from planning the Digby mead to putting it into a carboy and storing it, without explaining anything about…

A New Mead, Part Three

Despite my earlier concerns, the Digby mead is progressing just fine. Originally, I feared that the small amount of honey – one quart – was not enough to turn this into a bona-fide mead.  I was also concerned that the yeast and nutrients – not specified in the original recipe – might prove problematic.  Where…

Chicken Pizza

Deviating somewhat from the 17th century, last night found me in an adventurous mood. I had to come up with something for dinner, but everything I thought of seemed unappealing.  In the end, I feared that I’d be reduced to something like chicken nuggets or pizza rolls when it occurred to me that it’s been…

A New Mead, Part Deux

I’ve been giving Sir Kenelm Digby’s mead recipe some serious consideration.  It doesn’t strike me as necessarily hard to make, but it does seem to involve a good amount of time – I’m thinking a good five to six hours outright, and who-knows-how-long beyond that.  In other words, I do see a bit of a…