Step 1: Ingredients
~ 3/4 gallon water
3 pounds of honey
One packet of yeast (about 2 1/2 teaspoons)
3/4 of a cup of roughly chopped mint
10 key limes
One gallon jug (glass is best) with cap
One balloon (red is best)
The flavor can be almost anything you want. We have made orange/raisin (awesome) and huckleberry/cherry (pretty good) recently, be creative.
Step 2: Prepare the Flavor
Also roughly chop the mint.
Cutting up whatever fruit or herb you use helps to release the flavor.
Step 3: Add the Honey
Then add the honey.
Once the honey is mostly in the jug, it can be helpful to fill the honey jar up with water and swish it around to help get the last little bits of the honey out.
Step 4: Add the rest of the ingredients
Then fill the jug most of the way full with water. It's important to leave some air space at the top of the jug for the foam that will be produced during the fermentation.
We accidentally did the water and ingredients backwards because we were distracted by the documentation. Thankfully we remembered to stop adding water while there was still enough room to add the other stuff.
Step 5: Shake, Shake, Shake
This helps disperse the yeast throughout the mixture. The honey will mostly settle out in the bottom anyway. That's okay.
Step 6: Bubble Cap
Stretch the balloon over the mouth of the jug and poke a small hole in the balloon with a pin.
You can also use a bubble trap if you have one. They are available at your local brew shop.