Originally Posted by 1Brotherbill
What is the break down of your vanilla mead if you don't mind my asking? I have had my eyes on an orange recipe as well as a cyser. But the vanilla bean recipes are of an intest to me as well.
I do a 5 gallon batch of:
4 gallons spring Water
1 Gallon Clover Honey
For flavor, I do:
4 liquid ounces of Vanilla Extract
1 cup of STRONG citrus tea (Peach, Orange, whatever you got).*
It really doesn't look like much, but this - IMO - is what most people are expecting to taste when they get mead. It is sweet and thick with just a faint hint of citrus.
* For my Pay It forward 2009, I have a few bags of this, and I would be happy to mail you one or two. I bought a box of 10 for $6 (who knew tea got expensive). So I can save you the cash if you are looking for just A bag.