Ever Wanted To Start Making Mead (Honey Wine)?
Mead has got to be one of my favorite alcoholic beverages. Its flavor is so unique, and of course tastes like honey!! Since the process is similar to wine, it is easy to drink, and more alcoholic than beer.
I’ve wanted to try making my own mead for a number of reasons: my ancestors hail from northern europe where mead was a drink of choice, i love the taste of it, and I’m working on becoming a BEEKEEPER. That’s right, my bizarre life path has lead me to the world of beekeeping, and I’d like to someday have my own hives and make my own mead large scale!!
BUT we all have to start somewhere right? I was intimidated to start making mead until I found these great tutorials and realised making mead is NOT necessarily:
Messy Expensive Complicated Difficult
In fact I found it to be just the opposite! With a bit of measuring and well-taken notes, you can combine parts from these recipes or follow them each to a T and you will have some success. Oh and you’ll need patience too (like 3 months patience)
These Are The Tutorials Helped Me Make My First Quart Of Mead
This method has been the basis for how I’ve been making my first few batches of mead, and they are turning out really well.
You can tell that she is very passionate about brewing at home, and has a lot of fun doing it! She explains what all the equipment you need is and even has some links to buy it from!
This website is a wealth of information, and he is really nice.
I just love reading this recipe. He really just knocks you down a peg and it’s honestly helpful if you’re stressing about your first batch. No special equipment needed
This recipe is really simple and great for the impatient new brewer!
At the time of writing this post, I have one batch of Blueberry Mead fermenting, one batch of Cranberry Mead aging, and one bottle of classic spiced mead that we have almost polished off! It was delicious if I do say so myself.
From my experience, the biggest tip I can give is to BE PATIENT!!! Micro batches often ferment quicker, however you can’t bottle it too early or you will get bubbles or yeast sludge in the bottom! Or worse it could explode!!!!!!!
I hope these recipes get you started on your mead journey!!