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Old 06-19-2012, 03:07 AM   #1
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I tried some Mead and really enjoyed it. I am looking for a recipe for 5 gal ( the only equipment I have). I am looking for a Holiday mead recipe. What is the process in making it? Is it just like Beer when it comes to boiling it? I know it takes a lot longer to age, I am just not sure how to start it. Step by step

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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Theres no need to boil at all if your water is safe to drink. Just mix it up well to disolve it and your good to go.



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Old 06-19-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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Do yourself a favour & pick up a copy of this:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Compleat-Meadmaker-Production-Award-winning/dp/0937381802
It'll help to answer a lot of questions all new mazers (mead makers) ask, and it'll answer questions you haven't thought to ask yet. I have a copy on my shelf & still use it quite a bit.

Here are some recipes for you:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/

And this site will help with info & recipes:
http://www.gotmead.com/

Regards, GF.

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:09 PM   #4
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Dunno.what you're alluding to, with the phrase "holiday mead"...........

A Christmas spiced one ? Something for Easter ? A light, sparkling mead, for a summer break ?

GF has linked gotmead for recipes, but they also have their "NewBee" guide (left hand yellow dialogue box), which is less comprehensive than Kens book, but more newbie friendly IMO.........

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #5
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Thank y'all for the help!

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Theres no need to boil at all if your water is safe to drink. Just mix it up well to disolve it and your good to go.
He's right my first batch is fermenting great and has been for 2 weeks


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