This morning I bottled last years Beltane mead, that it might have at least a little time to rest in the bottle before consumption. This is my first mead to make it a year (or nearly) from start to bottle, and also my first done explicitly as a religious and magical rite. It is, for the record, glorious. A simple honey mead (3 lb : 1 gal), but I can no longer recall the yeast I used. I think it was the Lavlin 1118, but I’m not certain. Of course I can’t bottle without tasting, and it is delicious. I have also used it to anoint a pair of idols that I am working with (slowly, cautiously … I’m still new to that).
Pasiphae, Aidan, Chirotus, and D were all there with Aradia and I at the creation. I don’t know how many of them will be making it back out for the consumption.
The label, which I drew myself, is hidden behind the fold to avoid problems those few who might be viewing this post from work. It’s an image of the horned god, folks, he’s generally NSFW.