Medovukha Recipe; Cheap and made at home…

medovyha
Buy it or make it…

Mead? Not sure, some say it is and some say it is not! Cheap? Yes and it can be quick and dirty, or slow and pure! Made at home? Why yes it is and can be, though it can be bought off the shelf in the store and less hassle, but not as satisfying…

I know you think that Russians drink nothing but Vodka? Sorry Charlie, Vodka is not as popular in Russia as it is in America and Russians have an affinity for making their own drinks, be it called by me; as Moonshine. But this drink is made in various forms in many different ways and basically it is just plain good…

It is the way to use that extra honey for a roaring good Saturday night, when winter is deep and you feel like partying…

Lets make Medovukha…

Ingredients:

500g sugar
250g honey
Yeast and hops
1 tsp citric acid
water to 4.5 liters

Using 1 campden tablet? at bottling point, if desired, to tame those wild yeasts. Fermented all the way out this would be about 5.5%, add more honey and the sky is the limit…

Preparation:

Mix the ingredients and put the mixture in jars and keep then open for 48 hours. It is advisable to cover the bottle with a cloth to protect from flying critters, crawling critters and dust. You should be able to see that fermentation has started. If the weather is cool it might take a longer amount of time, find a warmer spot. After that you need to strain the beverage through a cheese cloth or whatever you have. Clean cloth please, then bottle everything and cork and put in the fridge…

Usually it takes 2-3 months to make the first drink. As result you will get a foamy drink similar to bubbly champagne but cloudy, especially when you stir up the dredges at the bottom. If you keep it for 3-6 months, it won’t be so fizzy, but still good and or better…

Do some experimentation and after trial and error, you will discover the perfect technique and Saturday nights will never be boring again…

Post by Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia…

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон