Wild Yeast Mead
  • 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
  1. Heat the water to 80 degrees Fahrenheit in a large enameled cast iron pot.
  2. Add honey.
  3. Mix to thoroughly combine, ensuring the mixture does not exceed 80 degrees.
  4. Remove from heat. Transfer the mixture to the large jar (or crockpot base).
  5. Add the Ginger Beer starter. Mix to combine.
  6. Cover with cheese cloth and set in an out of the way place.
  7. Allow the mixture to sit until bubbles form, stirring at least daily. (About one week.)
  8. Once the mixture is bubbling, pour it into a glass jug.
  9. Cover a the jug with a balloon.
  10. Place in an out of the way location for 1 month.
  11. After 1 month, bottle the mead and store in the refrigerator.
Recipe by The Homespun Journal at http://www.thehomespunjournal.com/2012/10/20/homemade-wild-yeast-mead/