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Old 12-28-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
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Default New to Mead. What to Make?

I've never made a mead before, but I would like to give it a shot. I have a few questions about it though.


Does anyone have any recipes that they recommend?

What is different about making mead, from making beer?

Can you use adjuncts like fruits? If so, which ones are good for it?

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Old 12-28-2007, 10:42 PM   #2
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I've never made a mead before, but I would like to give it a shot. I have a few questions about it though.


Does anyone have any recipes that they recommend?

What is different about making mead, from making beer?

Can you use adjuncts like fruits? If so, which ones are good for it?
http://homebrewtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=80
Im sure you can find something in there, Ive never made it so I cant help on that note.
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:17 PM   #3
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i have only made a few easy meads and the jury is still out on how they turned out.
anyway this site has lost of good info.
www.gotmead.com

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Old 12-29-2007, 04:09 AM   #4
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Does anyone have any recipes that they recommend?

keep the first one fairly simple. just decide, sweet, or dry?

What is different about making mead, from making beer?
honey lacks the vitamins and nitrogen that beer wort has. so yeast nutrient and yeast energizer are a must for the must (ha ha).

Can you use adjuncts like fruits? If so, which ones are good for it?

Absolutely, and these determine the mead style you're brewing. a spiced mead is called a metheglin. a fruit mead is a melomel...unless its grapes, in which case its a pyment.
if you mash some grains and add wort to the mead, its a braggot.

gotmead.com is indeed a good site that's dedicated to mead making. Schramm's book is top-notch if you want to get more serious reading.

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Old 12-29-2007, 04:12 AM   #5
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I made Joe's Ancient Orange Mead yesterday, so I cant help with how it tastes but it cant get much easier and it came well recomended on this site and gotmead.com

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i just transfered my first mead the other day and it tasted great already! Go with Joe's mead, (above link).

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