Friday, 31 July 2009

Egyptian Honey Wine

... or Tej. I have never even tasted it before, so I don't know what to expect.

Take 3 litres of water and 750ml of honey. Stir till honey is dissolved. Cover with cloth and stir at least twice a day. 3-4 days later it will start bubbling.
(I had to divide the liquid into two No 65 Fowlers jars as I don't have a 4 litre wide-mouthed jar.)

Then pour into a clean glass jar or demi-john, put airlock on and let bubble for 2-4 weeks. Easy.
And now we wait!

Another recipe from Wild Fermentation. Gosh, I love that book!


Kel said...

ohh, look forward to the tasting notes...looks lovely..sounds as good as harry potters butter beer!

Katrine said...

that looks like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Is that the same as Mead? You will love it.

Julie said...

Yum! I looked at that recipe but I don't have a demijohn, or anything that will fit the airlock I have. You've inspired me to go looking now :-)

Veggie Gnome said...

I will definitely keep you all updated. It is such a lot of fun and so easy!

Julie, do have a go. Do you have flagons? I drilled a hole in a flagon lid and put the airlock through there (when I made the crabapple wine). You can improvise quite a bit and get away with it. ;) A demijohn should not be too expensive. I'm sure you could use it over and over again for lots of other stuff.