Mead Recipes

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  1. wfuavenger

    wfuavenger New Member

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    Does anyone have any good tried and true Mead recipes? :beg:

    I am making Joes Ancient Orange and a variation of the chocolate... But I was wondering about any others people might have tried or made... :drinks:
     
  2. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    pm flyman...

    he had some excellent product that we consumed this past new year.

    I have heard folks here suggest that a champaign yeast works quite well with mead.

    as you may infer I have never made mead. I do quite enjoy drinking the stuff after which I have this almost genetic tendency to go and loot England.
     

  3. wfuavenger

    wfuavenger New Member

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    Everyone should go and check out my blog: http://www.jaredsbees.blogspot.com

    I have 4 meads going that I just started. Feel free to read up on them...

    Here are my 4 recipes (if you use them please give me credit!):

    JW's Chocolate Vanilla Strawberry mead

    3 gallon carbouy filled to just under top line
    1/2 cup Nestle Quick milk powder 25% reduced sugar
    4 tbsp Hershey’s chocolate syrup
    1 vanilla bean cut lengthwise and in half
    2.5 tsp Fermax
    9 lbs honey
    4.5 lbs frozen strawberries
    3/4 cup wyeast sweet mead yeast

    JW's Vanilla Strawberry Mead

    3 gallon carbouy filled to just under top line
    1 vanilla bean cut lengthwise and in half
    2.5 tsp Fermax
    9 lbs honey
    6.5 lbs frozen strawberries
    3/4 cup wyeast sweet mead yeast

    Joes Ancient Orange Cinnamon Clove Mead

    Filled 6 gallon carbouy to just under top line
    3 ½ gallons water
    2 large naval oranges cut into 16ths then halfs
    3 medium/small naval oranges cut the same
    3 pinches nutmeg
    5 cinnomon sticks
    4 cloves
    18 lbs clover honey (1.5 gallons)
    ½ cup loosely packed Sunkist raisins
    2 packets fleschmans baking yeast (4.5 oz)
    2 tsp Fermax nutrient


    JW's Chocolate Mead

    Filled 6 gallon carbouy just under top line
    8.2 oz Nestley quick milk mix 25% reduced sugar
    8 oz Hershey’s chocolate syrup
    18 lbs clover honey (1.5 gallons)
    3.5 tsp acid blend
    5 tsp Fermax nutrient
    1 pack D-47 yeast