Already Make Wine? Why Not Try Meads Too

Already Make Wine? Why Not Try Meads Too

If you make wine, making mead is a cinch. People have made mead for more than 9,000 years. The process is as simple as ever. Required supplies are so common that you might have them on hand right now. At worst, a person might need to run to a grocery or hardware store. Honey usually represents the biggest expense. Time input is small, since a batch of mead may ferment in 2-1/2 to 4 weeks. A patient person might give it more time to ferment, around 6 months, and be rewarded with a finer drink. … [Read more...]

Add Mulling Spices To Your Mead For A Special Holiday Treat

Add Mulling Spices To Your Mead For A Special Holiday Treat

Mulling spices are added to holiday drinks to help warm up the body and enjoy a spark of flavor. While mulling spices are commonly used in non-alcoholic drinks like apple cider, it is possible to create a holiday treat by adding the spices to homemade mead. This traditional holiday drink adds a burst of flavor to the mead and makes the drink more interesting during the holiday celebration. … [Read more...]

Making Your Own Mead Variant: Metheglin

Making Your Own Mead Variant: Metheglin

Mead is a delicious concoction which includes many varieties, such as the recipe that results in metheglin. Simply made from natural ingredients, this beverage and most of its variants are some of the oldest recipes that people have ever devised. You may be able to find one or more of these drinks in a bar or pub, but it is more likely that you will need to make it at home. Since that involves the process known as fermentation, you should carefully follow the few steps related here to make sure … [Read more...]

How to Make a Sparkling Mead the Easy Way

Those who have dabbled in beer or wine-making have already impressed their friends and family with the delicious beverages they have prepared. Despite the already impressive nature of homemade wine, you will eventually feel compelled to up the ante and create an even more exciting beverage. One way of doing this is to make a sparkling wine. … [Read more...]

Metheglin – It’s Time to Spice Up Your Mead

A Brief History of Mead Mead, made primarily of fermented honey, is one of the oldest fermented beverages known to man. Ordinarily highly resistant to spoilage because of its high sugar content, honey is easily fermentable when diluted with water. The first meads were likely discovered serendipitously as honey, diluted by rainwater, was fermented spontaneously by naturally occurring yeasts and bacteria in the honey. The ancients probably enjoyed the effects of the alcohol in the mead … [Read more...]