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  1. L

    First time process - rate my plan

    Hello I'm a first time mead brewer. I haven't started the process yet but I plan on ordering all of the equipment tonight. I'd like to share what recipe/process I plan on going with and I'd love some feedback in what you guys think. I plan on using a 6.5 gallon (siphonless big mouth bubbler...
  2. L

    First time Mead - how does it sound

    Hello I'm a first time mead brewer. I haven't started the process yet but I plan on ordering all of the equipment tonight. I'd like to share what recipe/process I plan on going with and I'd love some feedback in what you guys think. I plan on using a 6.5 gallon (siphonless big mouth bubbler...
  3. M

    Judge my mead recipe

    I brewed once before but I really didn't like how it turned out. I really wanna try again with a blueberry melomel please judge my adapted recipe for 4 gallons: 3.2 gal water 9.5 pounds orange blossom honey in the must 5 lb for backsweetening after stabilization with potassium sorbate (total...
  4. G

    Fermenting time in older recipes

    Hey all, I found an old(ish) cooking book with few mead recipes from 1950. I am able to get approx measurement of handfull or glass and judging by amount of yeast (ranges from 50-200g) I guess they mean bread yeast that should revived before usage. What surprises me are often given fermenting...
  5. Clezik Grem

    Is this a viable method to make mead?

    For mead I've heard that other fruit can be used during fermentation. When should the fruit be added? I tried adding cherries in the beginning , but I'm not sure if that could cause infection. I added some of my previous mead in beginning to provide yeast and more importantly to prevent...
  6. Melite

    Mango mead - Fisrt/secundary fermentation

    I want to make some simple mango mead and i have a little question. Ok so im new on homebrewing, this is gonna be my second batch ever. I want a mango mead, i've been reading some things, and cant decide/ i dont know if it is a good idea to put a little more mango on my mead after primary...
  7. Melite

    Hello from Mexico.

    Hi, im 23 and im from México. Im very happy to be part of this community, i just made my first mead batch ever. I went with a simple strawberry mead, and i hope it turns out well. Mead has always fascinated me, since i always watch movies, series or playing videogames, it was always there haha...
  8. Home brew fool

    Fermaid O substitute

    Looking to make a mead, the recipe calls for fermaid o. Can I use yeast nutrient in place of?
  9. bellatorius

    Butterscotch Braggot Bochet (Butterbeer)

    The BBB! I've just put this fermenting and it's bubbling away like a mad thing. Calling it a Bragott is a little bit of a push as it's more of a mead with malt added for body. Anyway here it is: 5 gallon batch. Ingredients: 7.15kg honey 500g light golden DME 1.5kg Oat LME 40g chinook hops...
  10. B

    Where did I go wrong?

    I'm a first timer and followed this recipe to a t about three months ago with 3 lbs of honey. What I have now is about a gallon of liquid that looks like Mott's clear apple juice and smells like it...
  11. Tadeusz Leliwa

    Pure meas turned out weak...

    Dear elders in mead-making, Any suggestions where I went wrong? I made my first pure mead, rather than melomel or metheglin. I have used 3kg of honey (various sorts), dissolved in water to make a 5 litre solution. I have added 1g of wine nutrient and 2 Campden tablets. I had an initial gravity...
  12. M

    I have no idea what's going on, and at this point I'm too afraid to ask...

    Hello, all. Newbie here, seeking some guidance from more experienced minds. My wife bought me a copy of "How To Make Mead Like A Viking" by Jereme Zimmerman for Christmas last year, and I finally cracked it open and dove headlong into trying to make my own sweet nectar. I took 1.25 gallons of...
  13. A

    Mead - Swamp Honey - Need Some Advice

    Hello Fellow Brewers, I visited a local apiary (I live in southern Ontario, Canada) and they showed me one of their products - swamp honey. The honey is made by bees who collect honey from a local marsh/wetland/swamp, and the beekeeper told me they believe the bees largely collect nectar from...
  14. Bryan312

    Mead advice!

    Hey all long time reader first time posting, I’ve been making wine and beer for about 3 years now and spirits for about 2 and I e been a chef for 13 years. I just got a hold of 10kilos of pasturized honey for free from the restaurant and thought I would try to make mead. However I’m not sure...
  15. christian maoudis

    In need of Help for brewing bead

    Hey i am new to brewing and i came across a 5.5 gallon tank and would like some help on how much honey i would need for a sweet mead? Also if someone could brake the steps down for making mead with out boiling that would be super helpful [emoji4]
  16. K

    *Skyrim* Blackbriar Mead recipe

    Let me start with I'm new to this BUT I love mead. I also love video games and I have been looking for a solid recipe that could mimic the Blackbriar mead from skyrim. Let me also preface this with there is no actual recipe in the game or released outside of the game this is all my doing. So I...
  17. L

    What might my ABV be and other first-timer questions

    Hello, I have just started my first must going and have been reading all sorts of helpful information, but have a few questions about this adventure. I started my must on Sunday, 04/08/18, and it has been bubbling up nicely. Had to clean up and re-sanitize my airlock after a couple foam-overs...
  18. tieflyer

    cider and mead software

    Ok, I have searched and comeup pretty much empty handed. Does anyone use any brewing software to keep track of their cider and meads? I would like to use one to keep track of the recipes, and also notes etc. Anyone?
  19. SilensMort

    Adding hops to mead

    Hey all, I have been doing some small batches of mead for a long time. a gallon at a time and I am scaling up to my first five gallon batch. I think I've anticipated everything as far as equipment and all that it's my recipe that I am looking at for some help. I am doing a...
  20. M

    First Mead Log

    Fellow mead lovers, The purpose of this post is you show all you pros the process I’ve used to get my first mead started (first ferment ever actually) and just hopefully get some feedback and tips. Hope you guys enjoy reading it and can give me some advice for future batches. So I started with...