It was in the nineties a week ago and now it struggles to get into the fifties. Time to rinse all the sticky bucket and to, reheating the wash water as required. The volumn of water will increase as neccessary. There is about four gallons of sticky wax and cappings that will add their sticky to the water which will be reheated one more time then almost hot dumped into the stainless settling tank which has its own unwashed cappings that escaped skimming.
I will increase water to at leat a dozen gallons to fill two brew buckets with room left for an unknown volume of melter honey to bring the Specific gravity to an appropriate range for whatever yeasts I choose. One brew bucket will be brought to.1.125 and fed to EC-1118. After moving that to a 6 1/2 gallon carboy that started life bringing industrial strength H2So4 to a copper smelter. That tradition continues as I step feed slowly mild alfalfa honey to maximum potency. Yeast nutrient and energizer provided by a half pound of my collected pollen. This will not be fit to drink for at least two years. Then it will be very rich in honey and not to be toyed with. When I am 70, it will be perfect.
The remainder will be annointed with D47 and fermented in the coolest corner until it stabilizes, then will be fed lots of wild plums for ten days. Then into a carboy under air lock and key for a couple years or I am out of its predecessor.