posted Mar 30, 2011, 9:06 AM by Madeleine Morley
updated Mar 30, 2011, 11:20 AM
Participants learned the secrets to making mead--and took home their own gallon to ferment at home--at this hands-on class taught by renowned apiarist, Robert MacKimmie of City Bees
. Speculated to be mankind's first fermented beverage, mead is easy to make at home, yet fine enough to serve at special occasions (read: no better way to impress guests at your next party).
The class also discussed and reviewed more advanced recipes for Cyser (apple and honey wine) and Melomel (fruit and honey). Best of all, plenty of tasty samples were provided. Each participant went home with a gallon jug of mead and recipes, ready to ferment!