I read several recipes and talked with people at my local brew shop and thought I had a pretty good idea of how to make my first batch of mead but after I've already got it going I'm now over thinking and wondering if I did it wrong.
Currently I'm making 1 gallon and have mixed 3 pounds of honey with the water to make up a gallon as I want it on the sweeter side.
I was instructed to heat some water and honey together until melted enough to combine, add to my sanitized bottle, fill the rest with cool water and add my yeast at below 80⁰f.
I did all that and threw my airlock on top and it's currently bubble away in my cupboard. After 3 weeks I was told to bottle them using a siphon and seal them to do a secondary fermentation for at least 3 months. Reading other stuff I now feel like I'm totally wrong and am worried. This is a very important gift and I want it to be right. Any tips or could tell me where I went wrong if I did?