Easy to forget I got into brewing making mead. :lol: So, a quick update. The vanilla metheglin mead has now really come into it's own! It's lost that dry roughness it once had, and developed a hint of sweetness. Still kind of thin mouth feel, but I discovered using glycerine AFTER I made this. Lalvin 71b-1122 yeast was used in this one. 11.29% ABV approx. Crystal clear, pale straw colour. Ginger mead, no idea not had a taste in a long time now. Raspberry mead. I didn't overly like this to begin with. To be honest, that's because it wasn't near ready, but I got pressured into taking it to a party practically right after racking it... Got told it wasn't sweet enough. :lol: Yeah, it is now... Has a delightful fruity flavour, with strong honey overtones and a lovely thick mouth feel. Not one I can drink a lot of though as it's a big mead so to speak. Crystal clear, sort of a rose colour. No idea what the ABV was on it, as never too the SG the whole time... :lol: I was rushed when making it as had been given a shed load of raspberries with the expectation that I'd turn them into mead, so needed to get it done before they went nasty on me.. Yeast was the Lalvin 71b-1122 once more. Show mead - this is still sat batch conditioning. Never been tasted, and FG not yet been measured. Crystal clear though, and a nice amber colour. Used CML mead yeast. Blackberry mead - I finally racked this recently. Had a taste, total beast... Tasted too much like strong red wine for my liking. Hard to say the ABV as the honey got topped up half way through, guesstimate would be around 16% mark... I used the Lalvin 71b-1122 again, as this seems to work well for melomels. Very dark black/purple colour, can't really see any haze. Hydromel - Turned out really delicious! Light honey flavour, medium dry and nicely sparkling. Very very refreshing. A really quick and easy beverage to produce with just a couple of jars of honey for 1 gallon, some water and a packet of CML Real Ale yeast. Oh and a bit more honey to prime with. We plan to do a full 23 litre brew of this at some point for the summer next year.