Months ago, I promised to share my discovery of the most amazing mead recipe.
Well, apologies are in order because it took me until late fall to get this posted.
But I assure you, despite the delay,this recipe is incredibly easy. I finally came to the right combination after some rather foul mead experiments gone wrong.
This particular recipe combines a number of different recipes I came across. The adjustments I’ve made to this recipe create a beautifully simplistic Wild Yeast Mead that can be made at home in about a month. The ingredients and supplies are simple and the end result is great. Cheers!
- 3 cups Orange Blossom Honey
- 1 gallon water
- 1 recipe ginger beer starter
- 1 large glass jar or crockpot base
- 1 empty glass jug
- 1 Balloon
- Cheese cloth
- Large enameled cast iron pot
- Heat the water to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in a large enameled cast iron pot.
- Add honey.
- Mix to thoroughly combine, ensuring the mixture does not exceed 80 degrees.
- Remove from heat. Transfer the mixture to the large jar (or crockpot base).
- Add the Ginger Beer starter. Mix to combine.
- Cover with cheese cloth and set in an out of the way place.
- Allow the mixture to sit until bubbles form, stirring at least daily. (About one week.)
- Once the mixture is bubbling, pour it into a glass jug.
- Cover a the jug with a balloon.
- Place in an out of the way location for 1 month.
- After 1 month, bottle the mead and store in the refrigerator.
Don’t know how to make a ginger beer starter? Check out this recipe from last week’s post.