Electric Nectar: Raw Power
Pumpkin mead?! That sounds weird...
I agree. I'm still not sure why I made almost three gallons of the stuff... just kidding, I know why: I had a gob of honey and a few huge pumpkins sitting around! My hives did well in 2019 which allowed me to experiment with a few varieties of mead. Most were a little more predictable than this one, which is still aging because pumpkin mead doesn't exactly lend itself to 5-star reviews right out of the carboy. It'll get there, I just have to believe and be very patient.
This mead is 12.5% and was bottled in late-2020. I shredded and roasted a whole cinderella pumpkin from our garden. Fun fact: pumpkin lees in carboys is really gross.
The artwork for this one is from Hugh Ferriss' future-predicting book, The Metropolis of Tomorrow. Every Electric Nectar iteration features different designs from his book, keeping the overall look and feel the same. I dubbed this one Raw Power from the Apollo 440 track of the same name, taken from the Electro Glide In Blue album. I felt that I needed something punchy to properly represent the pumpkin flavor. That's three wines or meads with Apollo 440 inspiration!