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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Lars, Aug 15, 2013.
Okay here some pics
I made it with ginger and in German "nelke"
Now it has to chill down
Is this mead only for one Person to get high? Or do you want to make more for yor Slingshot party? I like mead. And Honey liqueur also.
Very nice! I'm very fond of mead and have made two different batches years ago. The ferment and aging time is really long and requires lots of patience. The ginger sounds like a really good addition!
Uh thats nice.....did it some years ago, it was a wonderful batch
Mine took half a year for about 18 liters. It was nice to take it to Wacken Open Air
We have a great mead maker in Minnesota who sells at the local ren faires. Never liked mead much until I had theirs. Happy brewing and happy drinking, Lars!
Okay so it's something you can get drunk on o,0 ..... And you'll get stoned when shooting and ... Well that Simms it up. But seriously what is this!!!!????!!,?!!? It looks like beer ..... Wait a second it is beer.
I love mead, but it's somewhat hard to come by around here.
I made some myself last year, but only used 2 jars of honey to 5 litres of water, so it came out a little too dry for my taste. Gonna make some more soon, this time with around 3x more honey.
doom, mead is wine from honey
I was making Mead until recently. No ageing required, mine was ready in about 5 days. Honey is expensive but I found adding table sugar works just as well and tastes the same.
I also made lots of other fruit wines using the same simple process, plum wine was a popular one with my friends.
I used to make them stronger by freeze distilling them sometimes.
I rarely drank them myself but Mead was my favourite when I did.
Good idea with the freeze distilling! It is a good, quick way to increase the alcohol content. I did the same with a batch of peach...well, I won't dignify this stuff by calling it wine. Anyway, it worked very well.
it´s fermend HONEY WATER
how can i make the mead DRY i like mead very dry
maybe i could destillate it
Look here, I've got no time to explain it right know, but i would if i had
What kind of yeast did you use? That often will affect the flavor. I wouldn't try normal distillation, because you don't really have enough. But ice distilling may be a good idea.
I got lucky with mine. I used about 6 kg of honey, cherries and champagne yeast and it came out very good.
To make mead dry you should use a yeast with a higher alcohol tolerance, champagne yeast is an option if you can get it.
However, you could just make a weaker batch and have a dry beer strength mead. If you want it stronger than beer you could freeze distill it.
You can make your mead dry, when you cook him so long until the liquid has evaporated.
I have a few questions;
How strong in alcohol content is the mead you make, Beer or Wine strength?
How much honey and water do you use?
What type of yeast do you use ie Beer, Wine, Bakers?
When you start your fermentation what do you add with the water, honey and yeast?
i used instant yeast for baking