Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Non alcoholic mead

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-24-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
meaderbaker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: , Ontario
Posts: 12
Default Non alcoholic mead

Did a quick search and didn't seem to turn anything up. Has anyone tried this?
My reasoning is my nephew. He likes to Mimic the adults with things like non alc sparkling ciders. He lives in Niagara falls area so trips to the wineries are quite frequent in the summer. So I would like to make something for him and see what he thinks.
I'm thinking either 1/2 or 1 gallon batch.

Thanks

__________________
meaderbaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-24-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
huesmann
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kensington, MD
Posts: 756
Liked 22 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

It's called "must."

__________________
huesmann is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-25-2011, 12:30 AM   #3
meaderbaker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: , Ontario
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by huesmann
It's called "must."
Ok, so then I just follow a recipe and leave out the yeast?
__________________
meaderbaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-25-2011, 02:20 PM   #4
huesmann
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Kensington, MD
Posts: 756
Liked 22 Times on 22 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Well, the yeast is what converts the sugar to alcohol, so kind of. However, since it converts the sugar (in the honey), your non-alcoholic beverage should contain very little honey to start with, since it's not going to be converted.

__________________
huesmann is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-25-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,804
Liked 2729 Times on 1637 Posts
Likes Given: 3485

Default

I don't know how well it would work for meads, but these articles are helpful for folks making N/a beers.

Brew A Great Non-Alcoholic Beer.

Tastes Great! Less Alcohol!

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2011, 01:53 AM   #6
meaderbaker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: , Ontario
Posts: 12
Default

Thanks for the articles I will check them out after work.
As for sugar content that makes sense. I will try to keep it around the same sugar levels of most juices.
If I do a JAOM style n/a mead I think I will steep the spices with the water and honey then let it cool and bottle. Then sweeten to taste if necessary.

__________________
meaderbaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-26-2011, 02:16 AM   #7
McLompoc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lompoc, CA
Posts: 126
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

My dad used to find a soda that was similar in color to what the adults drank, wet and remove the labels and tell the kids they were getting the special brerw the adults couldn't have. Worked EVERY time!

__________________
McLompoc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools