oh man I love mead. - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > oh man I love mead.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-01-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
Joos
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
taunton
Posts: 748
Liked 13 Times on 8 Posts



Haven't made any myself yet.I'm drinking some seven year old mead that my buddy right now and it's delicious!To all of you that have the patience to make this elixir of the gods.I salute you.that is all.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
PintOfBitter
 
PintOfBitter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
USA
Posts: 1,154
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


time to brew some - its not too difficult to make GOOD mead.
__________________
-PoB

Maybe you can use these Grain, Hops, Yeast Reference Charts

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 10:36 PM   #3
Joos
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
taunton
Posts: 748
Liked 13 Times on 8 Posts


any ideas on a good recipe?have you tried any on this site?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 12:55 AM   #4
PintOfBitter
 
PintOfBitter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
USA
Posts: 1,154
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


I've always made up recipes. I've got a 1 year old raspberry ginger mead in tertiary - it's my most recent. I tried making a vanilla mead (added vanilla beans to secondary) and I would not recommend it. Papazian has some good introductory info on mead, and The Compleat Meadmaker is a pretty good book as well.

Basically just add honey to water and ferment it. anything beyond that is up to your own tastes. 9 lbs of honey is a good starting point for 5 gallons, and will make a fairly quickly maturing drink.
__________________
-PoB

Maybe you can use these Grain, Hops, Yeast Reference Charts

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 01:22 AM   #5
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,792
Liked 132 Times on 99 Posts


I have a bottle in the fridge of (I think it's) Wild Black Raspberry Mead that I made in 1994.
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 02:06 AM   #6
Malferes
Recipes 
 
Aug 2008
Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 21

let us know how it tastes...lots of aging...interesting to see how they hold up.

Michael

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 03:22 AM   #7
homebrewer_99
 
homebrewer_99's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
Posts: 17,792
Liked 132 Times on 99 Posts


Will do probably next summer. I plan on opening it up at my retirement party.
__________________
HB Bill

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 07:18 PM   #8
Joos
Recipes 
 
Jan 2009
taunton
Posts: 748
Liked 13 Times on 8 Posts


I will have to make some this weekend and try to forget about it somehow

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2009, 10:28 PM   #9
PintOfBitter
 
PintOfBitter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
USA
Posts: 1,154
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Joos View Post
I will have to make some this weekend and try to forget about it somehow
brew a quickie beer, that'll help you forget about the mead. The best way to forget about the long-term stuff is to keep the pipeline full.
__________________
-PoB

Maybe you can use these Grain, Hops, Yeast Reference Charts

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 02:50 AM   #10
zac
Thread Killer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
zac's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Marion. Va
Posts: 3,757
Liked 153 Times on 150 Posts


I have a 15 lb mead going into the bottles sometime real soon. The samples burn just like moonshine. O so easy to drink, and O so get you messed up.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mead newbie question: how to make a bottle conditioned, sweet, sparkling mead? weirdboy Mead Forum 42 07-08-2016 04:54 AM
Bottling mead - Caps vs Corking mead - either method superior? WinsomeLass Mead Forum 39 03-24-2016 09:58 PM
Garlic Mead or Sage Mead? Matrix4b Mead Forum 12 11-04-2010 04:04 PM
Mead, mead, good for your heart... Parker36 Commercial Brew Discussion 8 03-02-2010 07:13 PM
My first mead, AHS Sweet Traditional Mead Kit Jumbo82 Mead Forum 8 02-05-2008 05:34 PM


Forum Jump