So I found honey for only $14 per gallon. Its a limited time offer but I figured that I should make as much mead as possible while this good thing lasts. The honey is in florence mississippi and the apiary owner is a nice guy and a brewer himself. PM me for his contact info.
I have been doing beer for a while but mead is new to me. I have never had mead and so I don't know what I like. I figured that I would try 10 1-gallon batches. I have picked out 10 recipes that sound tasty and I am going to make them. The recipes are a mish mash of pyments, braggots, melomels and random other things.
The recipes are at the end of the post. I don't expect anyone to actually read them. 2 of those meads use K1V-1116 and 4 of them use Lalvin EC-1118. The rest use other things. My idea was to make a 4-gallon batch of sak mead with Lalvin EC-1118 and a 2 gallon batch of sak mead with K1V-1116 and then split them up and add all of the miscellaneous ingredients that the individual recipes require over the course of a couple days.
My other idea was to ferment these all in plastic gallon water jugs from walmart with balloons over the top.
I am going to use proper amounts of DAP and yeast energizer on each one. I also got some chemical whose name I can't remember and some litmus strips to balance PH.
The recipes are as follows.
Coffee and Vanilla Pyment http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/coff...alTxWz52gXS_Ww
plain concord pyment racked on oak chips http://justnopleasingyou.wordpress.com/tag/pyment/
Hefty Braggot http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?t=24948
Ginger honey braggot of my own recipe
Joe's Ancient Orange Mead http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/joes...ge-mead-49106/
Cherry Vanilla http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/cher...elomel-161411/
Black'n'Blue Melomel http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/blac...-winner-77506/
Plain sak mead. http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php?t=18200
Fat Basset Cyser Bochet http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f81/fat-...33/index2.html
Dandelion Metheglin http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/dand...heglin-147603/