posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 02:52 PM
A good toothpaste recipe would be handy, I have a few I'm going to try soon but nothing I've really tried.
I'll share a recipe for mead though. Mead is really easy to make, and very very very cheap.
1 pkg yeast
Gallon of water
1 lb of raw honey
some blueberries, or rasins, or yeast nutrient.
2 one gallon water jugs, the plastic kind works fine
This is for basic mead, the honey imparts the flavor, the blueberries and the orange wedge feed the yeast and the orange juice evens the sweetness
out. Although, the choice of nutrient will slightly alter the flavor.
Get some water heated up, not hot but warm enough to soften the honey. Put your jar of honey in, the whole jar not just the honey. Now pour your honey
into one of the jugs, then fill it 3 inches from the top with the warm water.
Start the yeast really quick, be gentle with it.
Cap the jug and shake it like your were a 13 year old boy. This takes a while, like 10 minutes, you want all the honey dissolved.
Throw in your berries, give a squeeze to your orange and then toss in the orange with the juice.
Give it another good shake, you want to aerate the jug.
Once the yeast is bubbly, toss it in with the honey water, this makes what's called "must"
Poke a hole in the top of one balloon with a needle. This is your ultra-ghetto airlock.
Remove the lid from the jug, and attach the balloon, duct tape that puppy on good and tight.
Now put your jug in a dark, cool place and wait. You should start seeing bubbles within a few hours, but if it takes a couple days I wouldn't worry
too much. Mead is really flexible. Leave it there for a couple months and then, if you want and ONLY if you want, siphon it out to the other jug. Put
another balloon on top and wait longer. It will settle down in this time and mellow out quite nicely.
Voila, viking drink.