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Old 08-02-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
Jul 2011
Buffalo, New York
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Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone knew a simple, idiot proof cheap mead recipe that a beginner could understand and possibly succeed at? Just looking for a simple basic, classic mead.
thanks everyone!

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Old 08-02-2011, 03:46 AM   #2
Sep 2010
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Look at the Mead faq sticky: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/stic...ng-faqs-83030/

Has the info about nutrients and a simple recipe titled: Making a basic mead
Primary: Sake
Secondary: GF Czech Lager
Waiting to be kegged, Italian Primitivo
Kegged&Ready: GF Orange&Coriander, GF Honey Lager, GF chocolate ale, GF English ale, Island mist (zinfandel), Island mist (cbry malbec).
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Old 08-02-2011, 06:32 AM   #3
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Nov 2009
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Simple. Just add honey, water, and yeast!... As a guideline use 3-4 lbs of honey per gallon, use water to top UPTO a total like 1,2,3, or 5 gallons, choose a solid yeast like Lavins EC-1118 or 71B-1122, and maybe pick up a small bottle of yeast nutrient like Fement K and use as directed. Let it ferment for 1-2 months or until the Hydrometer reached .997 then rack and ignore for a year. Back sweeten or bottle then enjoy!

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Old 08-02-2011, 07:59 AM   #4
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Head to the recipe forum and look up joes ancient orange mead, its one of the more idiot-proof recipes going!

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:29 AM   #5
Mar 2011
Madison Heights, Michigan
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Joe's Simple Grape mead is also pretty easy to make. Plus it's (relatively) quick so you can enjoy the results soon.

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