Mead Update

Ah Mead, the drink where you can really say, nothing added but time. My two demi-johns of mead have just about finished fermenting now. So now they will go on to the next step of being aged in the secondary. I don't think I'll move the mead until three weeks time when I get back from holidays. No point in rushing things.

I got a great mead book called The Compleat Meadmaker by Ken Schramm. It's a beginners book that takes you through all aspects of mead making. I should really have had this book before I made the mead as there are one or two things I might have done differently. But that's what the next batch is for. It's a well arranged book with chapters on equipment, a great chapter on honey and then chapters on all the additions you can make to mead like fruit and spices. There aren't so many recipes in this one but there is so much information that you will be well able to invent your own. Highly recommended as a general mead book.


Luke McKinney says
July 7, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Reading over these posts is just making me look forward to sampling it all when I visit. Be ready!