New! need a mead recipe

New! need a mead recipe

Post by Fargu » Fri, 25 Sep 1998 04:00:00



-- Howdy all,
I  need a simple, but good mead recipe. I have been making wine for years,
but I have  never tried making mead.
Thanks, You guys are great!

Life is a chip..............

 
 
 

New! need a mead recipe

Post by Sheryl Nance-Durs » Fri, 25 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> -- Howdy all,
> I  need a simple, but good mead recipe. I have been making wine for years,
> but I have  never tried making mead.
> Thanks, You guys are great!

> Life is a chip..............

Try these locations:

http://hbd.org/brewery/library/beeslees.html
http://www2.crosswinds.net/princeton/~druid/beeslees2.html

Good luck.

Sheryl Nance-Durst


 
 
 

New! need a mead recipe

Post by Marc Shapir » Fri, 25 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I  need a simple, but good mead recipe. I have been making wine for years,
> but I have  never tried making mead.

Simple.  Make an apple wine, but use honey instead of sugar.  This is
technically a cyser, but it is an easy recipe if you are used to making
fruit wines.  You will probably use about 2 lbs of honey for a normal
strength mead (11% to 12%).  For a traditional mead, use no fruit juice
but do use yeast nutrient/energizer.  You will use about 3 lbs of honey
for a similar strength mead and it will probably take longer to ferment
and age.  Use the same techniques and methods as you use for wine.

HTH

Wassail!
--
Marc Shapiro                     http://www.bigfoot.com/~m_shapiro/

"If you drink melomel every day, you will live to be 150 years old,
unless your wife shoots you."
-- Dr. Ferenc Androczi, Winemaker of the Little Hungary Winery

 
 
 

New! need a mead recipe

Post by John » Fri, 25 Sep 1998 04:00:00



writes

Quote:

>-- Howdy all,
>I  need a simple, but good mead recipe. I have been making wine for years,
>but I have  never tried making mead.
>Thanks, You guys are great!

Here's one I've had a lot of fun with (all weights are UK....)

4lb Clear Honey
1 Lemon
1 Orange
Yeast
Nutrient
Water to 1 Gallon

Boil the honey in the water, then leave to cool to room temperature.
Add the juice of the orange and lemon, the nutrient and the yeast, then
pour into the fermenting jar and fit the air lock.  Rack as normal.

Mead generally takes longer to make than normal wines, and also improves
with age.

You could also try making fruity meads (I'll be starting off a gallon of
elderberry mead in a couple of days).

Cheers

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New! need a mead recipe

Post by Fargu » Fri, 25 Sep 1998 04:00:00


:
: Sheryl Nance-Durst

:
 Thanks,
 This is just what I was looking for.

 
 
 

New! need a mead recipe

Post by (s.. » Sat, 26 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>I  need a simple, but good mead recipe. I have been making wine for years,
>but I have  never tried making mead.

ftp://ftp.cam.org/users/malak/wine/mead.zip

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New! need a mead recipe

Post by John » Thu, 01 Oct 1998 04:00:00



writes

Quote:

>-- Howdy all,
>I  need a simple, but good mead recipe. I have been making wine for years,
>but I have  never tried making mead.

Here's one from "Amateur Winemaker Recipes" by CJJ Berry (all weight are
UK).  This is the first mead I made, and I can safely say you will not
be disappointed in the final result....

4lb clear honey
1 lemon
1 orange
Yeast and nutrient
Water to 1 gallon

Bring the honey in the water to the boil, and leave to cool in a bucket.
Add the juice of the citrus fruit, the yeast nutrient, and the yeast,
pour into a fermenting bottle and fit air-lock.  Mead sometimes takes
rather long to ferment but when it is clear and fermentation has ceased,
siphon off into clean bottles and leave to mature.

Cheers

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New! need a mead recipe

Post by Chad T. Johnso » Thu, 01 Oct 1998 04:00:00


John,
The best mead I've made to date was made with about ten lbs of orange blossom
honey and a lb or two of sage honey (made 5 us gallons) that turned out
wonderfully but obviously it fermented to dryness. Procedure was simple- I
added all honey to about 1.5 gallons of water and heated to about 175 degrees
Farenheit and let sit covered to pastuerize for 1/2 an hour , then added water
to make 5 gallons, threw in a teaspoon of yeast nutrient,let cool to about 75
or 80 degrees and added a pack of champagne yeast. You could use any quality
honey, but the lighter, aromatic ones make a better mead ( in my opinion). If
you like a sweet mead, add more honey.
 Happy Fermenting,Chad
Quote:


> writes

> >-- Howdy all,
> >I  need a simple, but good mead recipe. I have been making wine for years,
> >but I have  never tried making mead.

> Here's one from "Amateur Winemaker Recipes" by CJJ Berry (all weight are
> UK).  This is the first mead I made, and I can safely say you will not
> be disappointed in the final result....

> 4lb clear honey
> 1 lemon
> 1 orange
> Yeast and nutrient
> Water to 1 gallon

> Bring the honey in the water to the boil, and leave to cool in a bucket.
> Add the juice of the citrus fruit, the yeast nutrient, and the yeast,
> pour into a fermenting bottle and fit air-lock.  Mead sometimes takes
> rather long to ferment but when it is clear and fermentation has ceased,
> siphon off into clean bottles and leave to mature.

> Cheers

> --
> John    Moderator - Fidonet ANGLING and CLASSIC_CARS_UK
>         To email, remove nospam from the address

 
 
 

New! need a mead recipe

Post by John » Tue, 06 Oct 1998 04:00:00




Quote:
>John,
>The best mead I've made to date was made with about ten lbs of orange blossom
>honey and a lb or two of sage honey (made 5 us gallons) that turned out
>wonderfully but obviously it fermented to dryness.

Thanks for that one Chad, I've saved the recipe and will definitely give
it a try it in the near future.

Cheers

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