Quantcast

alcohol content

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

D

dqeuvtcxotaa

Guest
what's considered to be high alcohol content for mead? is there a range?
i.e.
<10% low
10-14% med
>14% high
 

z987k

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2007
Messages
3,511
Reaction score
35
Location
Anchorage
10%+ I'd say. Depends on how you want it. I've seen recipes with OG's as low as 1.090 and as high as 1.150.
 

Iordz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2007
Messages
955
Reaction score
6
Location
Phoenix, AZ
I have seen mead with 20%ABV and I've had some. But 12% is probably higher than average.
 

GrantLee63

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2006
Messages
151
Reaction score
2
Most of the meads I've made average between 14 - 18 %. So much depends on how much fermentables you have and what types of yeast you use. When it comes to meads, 12% is definitely on the low side.

YMMV - GL63
 

malkore

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2007
Messages
6,924
Reaction score
50
Location
Nebraska
20% is as high as you'll get ,and that's with champagne yeast, and careful nutrient additions (and feedign honey) to keep it going.

Most meads are going to fall between 12-18% ABV.
the lower end would be more like your dessert meads...lots of sweetness, and a low attenuating yeast used.

there's room for a lot of variation in the style.
 
Joined
Feb 3, 2008
Messages
5,904
Reaction score
59
Location
Eastern Colorado
homebrewer_99 said:
I make my meads between 7-8% because I really don't drink to get drunk.:mug:
Hummm....Thats what I'll tell SWMBO!
Really...I agree, but there are things, and I'll let you know about mead, that just don't taste right without the alcohol. I have tried to make a copule of 3.??% meads, and they suck Big Time. They all have this nasty wet cardboard smell and taste that I can only attribute to LOW alcohol content.
 
Top