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Full Moon Meadmaking Class & Demonstration with Amber Pixie
September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm$20.00
It is almost autumn, the equinox approaches. The berries are almost gone and only a few flowers are blooming. Honey is still flowing, though, and herbs, fruits, veggies, grains, and other harvests are in abundance. Now is an amazing time to brew a gallon of Wildflower Mead and craft not only a delicious drink, but also bottle some of that full moon energy!
Join Amber Shehan from Pixie’s Pocket as she guides you through the steps it takes to start a small batch of mead, how to know when it is ready to bottle, and the basics of the bottling process. This demonstration is great for anyone interested in learning to brew mead, from beginners to advanced.
As we brew a one-gallon batch of mead together, Amber will go in-depth into the main ingredients to make a simple mead: honey, water, and yeast. We’ll also cover yeast nutrients, how to add fruit and herbs to the process, and other things that sound more complex than they are. Don’t worry! It’s easy. We’ll have you brewing in no time!
You are invited to bring an edible flower or aromatic herb from your garden if you want to contribute to the mead. $20, spaces and parking limited!!
Amber Shehan is the founder of PixiesPocket.com and the author of Artisanal Small-Batch Brewing (publishes June 2019). Often called “Pixie,” she can be found outdoors in the garden, rosebushes, and honeysuckle vines, foraging and making friends with the bees and spiders. Amber lives in Alexander, NC with her husband and daughter, a cat, a dog, and a mess o’chickens. https://www.pixiespocket.com