Basic Mead

Mead is an ancient drink made from honey.  If herbs are added it is Methegelin; with grape juice, Pyment; with apple, Cyser; with other fruit, Melomel.  Here’s a basic mead recipe, for 1 gallon (UK) of mead:

4 lbs Honey
water to 4.5 litres
1 tsp citric acid
wine yeast and nutrient

Add honey to warm water, and bring to the boil (this sterilizes the honey).  Cool, add yeast,  nutrient, and citric acid.  Ferment under airlock to completion, rack to allow to clear, and bottle. The whole process should take about 4-6 weeks.


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