I've never made mead but I've been brewing beer for about a year and a half. My question is if I start a mead next weekend will it be ready to drink by April.
He wants it for the first episode of game of thrones.
I'm new to mead as well, but I have a JOAM that I started in early September currently aging. It already passes the "read a newspaper" test and my latest sample was already delicious. I'm going to wait to bottle until January, though. With similar luck, you should have a nice, basic mead in plenty of time for April.