Source: Joel Stave (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mead Digest #429, September 7, 1995
8/19/94 picked and crushed basil leaves, put into a straining bag and added to the must. Ferment was going pretty well by this time.
8/24/94 Racked to a 4 liter jug - SG 1.042
9/20/94 racked to 1 gallon jug (4 liters to 1 gallon almost always works without having to top up or having any left over) SG 1.000 It cleared *very* quickly after this.
12/11/94 bottled in half-bottles. SG 0.996.
9/5/95 (last night) opened a bottle. pale green, crystal clear, *very* strong basil flavor and aroma. Definately drinkable if you like basil - might be good with pesto.