Good quality honey will give you the best flavors, but you can “spice it up” like I do here with cinnamon, clove and vanilla.
3 pounds honey
1 packet yeast (Lalvin EC1118, i used)
water to fill a gallon container (after honey is added)
1/2 teaspoon yeast energizer (
-muslin bag (to hold spices)
-gallon jug container
-airlock or balloon with pinhole (i did use a balloon once- it works!)
-hydrometer (for measuring specific gravity)- optional, if you want to know alcohol content of your brew
First make sure all of your equipment has been sanitized.
Add the honey to your empty gallon container, (my hot water technique in the video helps you not waste ANY honey).
Mix until water & honey are well combined.
Add yeast & yeast nutrient, and mix again.
Add bag of spices, & leave string hanging outside for easy removal.
Place airlock over the mouth of jug, or use balloon (if no airlock).
Place in a room temperature environment for several weeks or until fermentation has visibly stopped. (no more bubbles being produced).
Stage 2 covered in next video.
You can totally do this Stage without any special home brewing equipment, but I have purchased this kit in the past- which is well worth it’s $$ for everything you get. Plus it makes Big Batch Brewing a reality:)!!!
My Brew Kit: http://amzn.to/2GB4ozS
My super deal on yeast: http://amzn.to/2E5ULLo
Music by Jackson Mount: https://soundcloud.com/jackon-mount