After starting the forest fruit mead on the 29th of August, it was now time to put it into a new carboy and add the herbs. While we were transferring the mead (not the sediment and fruit) we passed a little of it through the hydrometer. It read 5%, not bad after two weeks! We used a fine cheese cloth to secure the clove and the 3 cm vanilla stick. Now we just have to wait again for a couple of weeks (and taste the mead frequently) to make sure the herbs do not become too strong. By the way, it already tastes like a great mead!
P.S. Keep emptying those beer bottles, we’re going to need them soon!