Design2Brew's Minikin Mead Kits contain everything you need create your first batch of artisanal mead. Each kit is carefully packaged and includes:
- 3 Lbs of Artisanal Honey.
- Lalvin Yeast D47
- An assortment of adjuncts
- Detailed instructions
Our honey is all natural honey from bee keepers across the United States. The honey has not been treated and some varieties may arrive with various degrees of crystalization. Most pure raw or unheated honey has a natural tendency to crystallize over time. Crystallization does not affect the honey except for colour and texture. Crystallized honey is not spoiled and preserves the flavour and quality characteristics of the liquid honey. Bear in mind that crystallization of honey has no bearing on its quality, but it is an attribute of pure and natural honey.
Crystallized honey can be brought back to liquid consistency by gently heating it in a hot water bath (Bain Marie) or warming cabinet (box) until the honey re-liquefies. Heating should be applied indirectly, not by direct flame to a container. In order to liquefy honey, it is best to heat it at 35-40 ºC (95-104 ºF). The temperature should not go beyond 40 ºC (104 ºF) to avoid overheating. Overheating honey for any period of time will reduce its quality by destroying its enzymes, loss the delicate flavour, aroma and darkening the
honey colour. Heating must be done with care if the nutritional value of the honey is not to be spoiled.
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