Originally Posted by fatbloke
It's a fine sweet mead, as I presume Joe intended. But wine yeasts take it dry and I found it to be bloody horrible. The ingredients dont lend themselves to being a good dry recipe at all. If you want dry, then make a traditional ......
+1. He's very insistent on not altering the recipe. All too many people think they know better and use wine yeast, only to complain the recipe turned out bitter and dry.
If you want to use wine yeast, save a proportion of the honey for back-sweetening. But if you're going to customise the recipe you might as try something a bit more advanced than JAOM anyway!