I'm getting into mead...tasted some at a hbs. The possibilities are endless, but the basic recipe is 10-15 pounds honey, water to make 5 gallons, and yeast. You can add fruit and spices....it can be carbonated or not (I would prefer not, I think) Do a little web browsing...you'll learn alot. They have mead yeasts or you can use a wine yeast...you want a yeast that can tolerate higher alcohol content. I'm quite new to mead, and learning, but I think this information is correct.