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Making Mead

Mead is believed to be the oldest known alcholic drink known to mankind , it is made by the simple fermentation of honey and spices. I have put the basic recipe below, but you can add all sorts of your own flavours and each type of honey will add its own charaacter to the flavour. Mead takes upto twice as long to ferment as beer does.

Recipe for Original Mead

  • Ingredients for 10 Litre Fermentation
  1. Water (10Litres)
  2. 3 Kg of Honey
  3. 1 Lemon
  4. Wine Yeast (not beer)
  • In a large pan bring the water to the boil, then allow to simmer
  • Add the honey and stir, skimming off any scum as it appears
  • When no more scum appears add your flavourings, including the juice and rind of lemon and allow to cool.
  • When cool add the wine yeast, stir in and transfer to your fermentation recepticle (fermentation upto 60 hours)
  • Decant after fermentation to sealed containers avoiding the yeast at the bottom.
  • Serve chilled and enjoy

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