I just got back into town from work so I haven't been able to get back to this, but @loopie_beer that .PDF was extremely comprehensive and thorough! So, here is my updated process with everything taken into consideration. Its a bit more detailed as well.
2 Gallon Batch:
- 6lbs Wildflower Honey
- 1lb Clove Honey
- 1/4lb white raisins
- 3/4oz hibiscus
- .5oz US Golding Hops
- .5oz UK Kent Goldings Hops
- Yeast Energizer
- WLP-099 yeast
Dice all Hibiscus flowers and measure out 1/4 ounce from full amount. Soak in vodka to sterilize.
Boil 1.5 gallons of water. Once boiling, add in .5oz Golding Hops at start. Boil for one hour.
While the water is boiling, add raisins to a pan and use a small amount of water. Cook raisins over low heat until plump and giving off an aroma. Mash raisins into a paste.
At 30 minutes into boil, add raisins.
At 45 minutes into boil, add Kent Golding Hops.
At 60 minutes, remove kettle from burner and add in 5lbs of Wildflower Honey. Stir until dissolved.
Add in 1/4oz of dried hibiscus flowers including vodka.
Place kettle with must in an ice bath to cool rapidly.
Once must is cool, transfer to the primary fermenter and add as much water as necessary to bring volume to 2 gallons. Aerate extensively.Take OG reading and record results.
Once must is cooled, pitch the yeast, cover fermenter and add airlock.
At first signs of fermentation, dissolve .5 tsp of Nutrients in sanitized water. Add to fermenter and stir thoroughly. Aerate must as well.
Uncover and aerate must daily for 1-2 weeks. Take brix reading each time.
At every 4-6° drops in brix, add another tsp of yeast nutrients and stir until dissolved and add in ~1/2 of remaining Wildflower Honey for the first and second nutrient addition.
Once you've reached the 3rd nutrient addition, Add in ~0.50lbs of Clover Honey. Stir until dissolved. Repeat for 4th nutrient addition.
After fermentation has slowed down, rack to secondary and add in remaining dried hibiscus flowers. Leave in secondary for 30 days.
1 week into secondary, add in all Super-Kleer K.C.
1 week prior to end of fermenation, dissolve and mix in 1 tsp of Potassium Sorbate.
Bottle and store for 6 months.