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Making Some Mead? Take a picture and send it to me! I will post it here on my website. Share your recipe too!

 

 

This page has grown to be quite big so I have split up the pictures across several pages.

 

 

Here are four batches of Mead made by Bjorn. The colors are wonderful and From left to right they are: Wildflower, Clover, Orange Blossom, and Clover + Pure Maple Syrup.

fermenting mead

 

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Here is a batch of mead made by Pamela. That balloon will be filling up in a matter of hours! My thanks to her for sharing the picture with us and if you want to make this quick easy mead my tutorial is here: Make mead fast and easy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a batch of mead made by Travis. All I can say is that this batch has the richest and most beautiful color I have ever seen in a mead. Well done Travis! And my thanks to you for sharing this with us.

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How's that for a color! This is an actual closeup of the mead!

A closeup of the color of the mead

 

Here is a batch of mead made by Michael. Wow, it has a wonderful golden color. Very nice. My thanks go to him for sharing this picture with us.

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Here is a batch of mead made by Jared. It looks great and my thanks go to him for sharing the picture with us! He tells us what he did: I mixed  1 orange  A cinnamon stick 1/2 clove  3lbs of honey And fleishmans yeast Put some water back in Shook for 5 min and then put the balloon on the top.

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Here are three batches of mead made by David and Ben. Wow, this is a whole lot of mead! David tells us a bit about what these are and how he made them:

From left to right, it's Lalvin D-47 (2 packs sun maid raisins, and 3 peaches)Lalvin D-47(Granny Smith apple, large orange, and about 2 quarts blueberries) and Lalvin K1-V1116(2 packs raisins and 5 peaches) Roughly 16.5 lbs of (unspecified) natural honey (per jug) from local Tuscaloosa, AL bee farmer. Must was vigorously stirred over VERY LOW heat from a gas burner, heat was applied no more than 4-5 minutes per batch, or until honey could be comfortably dissolved in must (noting concern in NOT heating must to a temperature which compromises flavor/aroma integrity). Must was transferred through bottom of boiler keg (ball valve release) and gently poured through a screened funnel into 5 gallon carboy, which seemed to aerate nicely. Must was very sweet and desirable to taste. Because of our generous amounts of honey per 5 gallon batch, it wound up significantly altering the amount of must which we were left with. Each batch of 16.5 lbs honey and five gallons spring water created enough must to comfortably fill a five gallon jug, and then about 1/3 of another. So basically the leftover must of three batches left us with an additional 5 gallon brew bucket full, which my brewmaster friend pitched USO Ale yeast onto, and intends to keg later on at his brewery and serve a sparkling mead around the holidays.

Three batches of mead Mango and cranberry

 

Here are two batches of mead made by Dustin. They are a Mango and a Cranberry. They have wonderful color and Dustin tells us that the flavor is unreal! My thanks go to him for sharing the picture with us!

Strawberry rhubarb mead

 

Here is a batch of Strawberry Rhubarb mead made by Tony. It looks great and I can almost taste the wonderful sweet/tartness of it! He also gives us the recipe and tells us a bit about it:

3 1/2 lbs. honey   - I added 1 1/2 lbs. more because it wasn't as sweet as I wanted it
1 Gallon spring water
1 pkg. Red Star baking yeast  - I wanted to have the flavor of a pie crust, not entirely successful
1 1/2 lbs. sliced strawberries  - I added 2 lbs. more after racking to secondary because it didn't have
enough strawberry flavor
4 stalks rhubarb
1 stick cinnamon
2 whole cloves

I sliced and froze the strawberries and rhubarb, then thawed them the day before I started. I put the fruit and spices in a muslin bag and put the whole thing in my 2 gal. fermentation bucket. The pic I attached to this email was taken after I had racked to secondary and tasted it, deciding it needed to have more strawberry flavor as well as be sweeter. I let it sit like this for a week and 3 days before racking it off once more and adding bentonite. I ended up with 5 1/2 bottles, 3 of which I have gifted with the instruction to NOT open them until close to thanksgiving. It also turned out to be 10% ABV.

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Here are two batches of mead made by Eric. They look great and my thanks go to him for sharing the pics with us! The one on the right is a plain mead and the one on the left he has named a Cherry Courant Overload Melomel. Here is his recipe for that one:

Here's the recipe:
20 pounds clover honey
3 quarts of R.W. Knudsen "Just Black Cherries" juice
1 quart of R.W. Knudsen "Just Black Currants" juice
3 gallons of water
Lalvin D47
Yeast Nutrient and Yeast Energizer as per directions

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Here is a gorgeous triple berry melomel made by DCRocker! I love the color of this batch. My thanks to him for sharing this with us!

Four bottles of berry mead

 

Here is a batch of mead made by Billy. Wow it has a great look and consistency. My thanks to him for sharing the pic with us.

Berry mead

 

Rick has adventured into mead making and sent me a picture of his first batch. It looks great but I was particularly taken by the beautiful glass containers. So, I asked him where he got them and he sent me a link: http://www.brouwmarkt.nl/wijn-maken/gistingsflessen-vaten/gistingsflessen-glas.html

Mead in an unusual carboy

 

Here are three batches of Mead made by Hunter. Wow! They look great and have terrific color. They are a very berry, a sweet mead, and a cherry.

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Here is a picture of a mint lime batch of mead made by Sarah and Michael. And wow does it have a wonderful look and feel to it! They just recently started making mead and went all out by making four batches - 2 fruit, 1 sweet and 1 dry in 1 gal batches.

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Here is a batch of mead made by Brian. He shows us a great tip! Label it very clearly and with everything important! It is easy to forget when you made it and when you racked it!

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Here is a picture of Charles' meadery. Wow that is a nice setup! He is currently working on a vanilla bean recipe. My thanks go to him for sharing the pic with us!

AThe mead laboratory

 

Here is a batch of mead made by Anthony. Wow, it looks terrific with a wonderful rich color. Myi thanks go to him for sharing the pic with us!

One gallon of mead

 

Here are two batches of mead that were made by Tyler. Four are a plain mead and two are a cherry mead.

Six bottles of mead

 

Here is a batch of mead made by Mike. And wow! I love those three bottles in the front. He makes his mead with fresh honey directly from the hives. I love that! And he has already started his next batch of mead.

Three very unusual bottles of mead

 

 

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