Riddling the mead!

Posted by Nate in Homebrewing, Wedding.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007 at 7:55 pm

pict3378.JPGYou will need: 1. Leftover board from… some project…  2. Hole saw and drill bit for guide.  3.  Test bottle of water.  4.  Beer (full).

pict3379.JPGYou will end up with:  1.  A riddling rack with too many holes.  2.  A bent drill bit.  3.  Test bottle of water.  4.  Beer (almost empty).

pict3389.JPGIt’s as easy as that, my friends.  All that’s left is to get the mead in place, put a dab o’ paint on the 12 o’clock position so I know where I’m rotating that day, and start "riddling."  (thanks for the links, Rick!)  In a few months I’ll tackle disgorging, which will certainly be an adventure…

pict3374.JPGTwo bonus pics: happy puppy playdate in CO, and this incredible spider web in our house.  That little guy’s like an eighth of an inch across, pict3385.JPGand we watched him build this amazing tiny web so we decided he could stay for now…

Coming up:  I think I found the perfect solution to our outdoor sound system needs!

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5 Responses to “Riddling the mead!”

  1. troy Says:

    Happy puppy… scary spider… fancy mead stuff… all good things my fine MacGuiver-y friend!

  2. Rick Says:

    So, for the disgorgement, will you freeze the necks? Then do you turn it right-side up, take out the cork/cap and does the pressure blow out the frozen sediment chunk? This is all very exciting and will make drinking the mead even more enjoyable!

  3. Marianne Says:

    So, what I want to know is how did “they” ever figure all this out? How did champagne/sparkling wine ever get started?

    Great pics, love the doggies and the spider, and the riddling rack, of course!

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