Genuinely interested how do you make it work? If you can't taste what you are brewing, how do you know when it is good enough to be sold? I assume it took few years to perfect the recipe, how did you get that far without being able to exercise trial and error method?If it wasn't for the mead I've been making, I would have been out quite a while ago. It is humbling for a beekeeper to have to buy honey to make mead, but I've done it. I'm allergic to alcohol, so it's mostly all going out as sales - I drink ZERO of it. A few bottles go off as gifts, and as barter to seal pollination contract deals.