Sunday, 21 July 2013

Simple mead recipe

I got two gallons of mead into demi-johns today. I use a very simple recipe, easy and economical to make, with very good results.

6 lbs honey, any kind, mixed kinds etc
1 gallon water
1 lemon, sliced
1 egg white
sachet of yeast per gallon

Warm the honey in a sink of hot water to enable the honey to pour more easily and result in as much of the honey as possible going into the vessel as possible. When runny and pourable, pour into a large saucepan; add the water - I rinse out the jars into the measuring jug to ensure very last bit of honey goes in. Add the lemon, and bring to just under a simmer. Beat the egg white and add, simmer a while longer, removing scum from top. Simmer about half an hour, then remove from heat. leave to cool to blood heat, then add yeast, stir well, and leave for 4 - 5 days. Strain into a demi-john, leave 6 weeks or so, then bottle. Leave 6 months if you can, before trying
Metheglin  is another good one to make, mead with added herbs.


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