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Alfalfa Bloom

Alfalfa Bloom

Alfalfa Bloom Mead! This Traditional Style Mead was made with Honey gifted to us by a viewer.

Did you know that Alfalfa is a member of the legume family? Well now you do! It is cultivated as an important forage crop in many countries around the world. It is used for grazing, hay, and silage, as well as a green manure and cover crop. The name alfalfa is used in North America. The name lucerne is more commonly used in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The plant superficially resembles clover (a cousin in the same family), especially while young, when trifoliate leaves comprising round leaflets predominate. Later in maturity, leaflets are elongated. It has clusters of small purple flowers followed by fruits spiralled in two to three turns containing 10–20 seeds. Alfalfa is native to warmer temperate climates. It has been cultivated as livestock fodder since at least the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Thanks Wikipedia! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfalfa

One of our audience members sent us some Alfalfa Bloom Honey, so… of course we’re making a mead with it! Never used Alfalfa bloom honey before, so, it’s a great experiment!

Alfalfa Bloom Mead


2 lbs 10 oz (1.19 kg) Alfalfa Bloom Honey (thanks Michael!): https://amzn.to/3w3xLJH

1/2 teaspoon Wine Tannin: https://amzn.to/485Zlmy

1 Packet Red Star Premier Classique: https://amzn.to/49ni3Hq

10 grams Fermaid O: https://amzn.to/3HJTI2Q

111 oz (3.28 liters) Water (this includes what we used to hydrate our yeast and the Fermaid O)


Back Sweeten with Honey to Specific Gravity of 1.020 (or your preference)

1 teaspoon Citric Acid: https://amzn.to/49mDLLS

Tools We Use:

Star San: https://amzn.to/42u27Be

1 Gallon Carboy with Airlock: https://amzn.to/490V9Ga

Stainless Steel Funnel: https://amzn.to/3StFeJg

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Tiny Whisk: https://amzn.to/4bs63Gr

Stirring Paddle: https://amzn.to/3wa6h4O

Hydrometer Kit: https://amzn.to/3vZlpSF

Baster: https://amzn.to/3StJbxO

1/2 Sheet Baking Tray: https://amzn.to/3StFBUt

Glencairn Glasses: https://amzn.to/42Hk4wh

Auto Siphon: https://amzn.to/3uvclV4

1 Gallon Wide Mouth Fermenter: https://amzn.to/3SoT2Vr

Belgian Tasting Glasses: https://amzn.to/3SpxUyu

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