Source: Daniel Gurzynski (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mead Digest #472, 4/8/96
Starting S.G. 1.082, on 11/17/95.
11/24/95 Racked off ginger mead, SG was 1.067, mainly to get it off sediment.
12/10/95 Took an a SG reading of the orange ginger mead. S.G. 1.030. Extremely sweet and gingery, should be really good when it goes dry. Aprox 6.5%.
12/17/95 Racked off Orange-ginger mead into one 5 gal. carboy. Small bottle we tasted last week had an S.G. 1.020 and large carboy had S.G. of 1.040. Loads of crud on the bottom of both containers. Tasted both. Big bottle sample way too sweet, small bottle sample sweet but getting to a drinkable stage. Strong ginger taste in both samples. Time will tell. Small sample already at 7.8% alcohol and is not nearly done.
1/6/96 Tested Orange-Ginger batch. S.G. 1.026. Still very sweet but getting there, need time for this batch to mature.
1/14/95 Racked off Orange-ginger mead. S.G. 1.020. Ginger taste is becoming prominent., honey taste is quite noticable. Overall fruity and sweet, honey Moselle kind of flavour.
2/5/96 Racked off Firewater mead still at S.G.1020. Fine fruity and gingery smell and taste.
2/25/96 Bottled Firewater. S.G. 1.020. A poignant smell, certainly can taste the ginger in it.