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A '''show mead''' is a [[mead]] made with only [[honey]], [[water]] and [[yeast]].  The category was adopted by the organizers of the [[Mazer Cup]] after a controversy, where the winner of the [[Traditional Mead]] category used a recipe with small amounts of [[tea]] in it, which added some complexity and depth but no significant flavor.
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In competitions where the distinction is observed, a show mead may not contain common mead additives such as [[tea]], [[raisins]], or [[fruit juice]], but only water, honey, and yeast.

Latest revision as of 20:32, 11 September 2007


A show mead is a mead made with only honey, water and yeast. The category was adopted by the organizers of the Mazer Cup after a controversy, where the winner of the Traditional Mead category used a recipe with small amounts of tea in it, which added some complexity and depth but no significant flavor.

In competitions where the distinction is observed, a show mead may not contain common mead additives such as tea, raisins, or fruit juice, but only water, honey, and yeast.