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A friend in mead is a friend indeed.
Adventures in Mead - Open Source Survival - ^ | 11/29/2011 | Brother Rat

Posted on 11/29/2011 7:56:30 PM PST by Lowell1775

As I mentioned in a previous entry, I went experimental on this batch of mead. I was concerned that fermentation was stuck and I honestly was afraid I might have to start over. My curiosity finally got the best of me last evening so I decided to sample and bottle it, if it was any good. Here is a list of what you need to bottle your mead.

Getting ready for a cold winters night. EVERYTHING MUST BE STERILIZED!

Bottles (20-24 per 5 Gal)


A container of water big enough to hold the corks

Press to place the corks

Siphon hose

Coffee filter and rubber band

A glass ( quality control sample!)


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TOPICS: Agriculture; Education; Food; Hobbies
KEYWORDS: alcohol; fun; homebrew; mead; wine
I always wanted to know how mead was made since I saw the movie the 13th Warrior. When offered a horn of drink the Arab replied "I cannot taste neither the fermentation of grape nor of wheat!"

" Honey!" replied the Viking and laughed "It is made from honey!" Both then swilled good naturedly.

Now, do your party of Nordo-Arabic understanding.

This little article tells how. I made some following this an earlier post at this site and it works! Tastes like Tennemans from the tap in a Glasgow bar with enough kick to make Beowulf blush.

Don your finest oiled chain mail and polished horned helmet. Beach the longships and join me in draught of the gods' amber blessing. Yarrrrr!!!!

1 posted on 11/29/2011 7:56:35 PM PST by Lowell1775
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To: Lowell1775

Have heard that one problem with making a bunch of mead is getting a good deal on honey.

2 posted on 11/29/2011 8:04:07 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Lowell1775

Yummy stuff! I’ve been dabbling in making “country” wines (fruit wines not made from wine grapes). I’ve made a couple of batches of mead. I have some local wild honey waiting to become mead. And, I plan to start my second batch of beer this weekend. :)
(It’s not a hobby, it’s a post Apocalyptic skill.)

Here’s a cool website with tons of mead making info:

3 posted on 11/29/2011 8:39:56 PM PST by cg56 (Where are we going and why are we in this handbasket?)
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To: Lowell1775

Huge mead-lover here. I like mine hot and in a pewter tankard, with a holder, of course...seeing as metal conducts heat and all...

4 posted on 11/29/2011 8:45:13 PM PST by Méabh
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To: cg56

I’ve always had a mind to make some maple mead... cut maple syrup about 4:1 with water, add yeast, and let it brew. I’d want enough sugar left over when the yeast was done to keep the maple flavor big and up front.

5 posted on 11/29/2011 8:54:14 PM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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6 posted on 11/29/2011 9:26:08 PM PST by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: Lowell1775

I got pretty good at making wine from Welch’s grape juice when I was a teenager. I’d buy the big glass gallon bottles, pour out about a cup of the juice, replace it with a cup of sugar, add a pinch of Fleishmann’s bread yeast, and then I’d cap it tight so it would carbonate itself. After fermenting for a few weeks in some dark corner it made for a remarkably decent sparkling red wine (actually more like purple) with high alcohol content.

7 posted on 11/29/2011 9:36:51 PM PST by Yardstick
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