Category Archives: Mead

That’s what this site is all about.

New Content Coming Soon. No really!

I have recently moved again, and for the next 9 months I am living in a small apartment that does not have enough room to make mead. At first this seemed to be a bummer for me, but it will actually give me time to finish the different pages on this blog. I know there are blank pages under Choosing Ingredients, Meadmaking 101, Mead Recipes, and Judging Mead. While I won’t be making mead for the next 9 months, I do have a closet full of mead I previously made. Many are 2-3 years old, and I have some of my original attempts at mead that are now 3-4 years old. I will sacrifice myself, and the mead, and drink it for your benefit. Yes, that’s right, I’m going to drink mead for YOU! I’ll share the information on which ones turned out great, and which one’s can be used to clean your car battery.

For those who have visited and left comments and questions, I thank you so much for your interest and patience.

Monkey Boy is standing by…

Hello to you all, and happy Independence Day.  I did not plan to launch the site on this day, but I think it is fitting.  Mead was the primary alcoholic beverage of humankind for thousands of years, but has become overshadowed by grape wine and beer.  However, the mead revolution is underway, and will establish its independence again.

This site is just launching so much of it is under construction.  I have been making mead for a while now and getting frustrated with the scarcity of mead resources all in one place.  To be sure, there are many fine sites and books about mead to be found, but none offered all the information I wanted in one place.  There are detailed accounts of making mead, but they do not have mead recipes.  There are sites with many mead recipes, but they do not have all the processes detailed, they take an entirely too laissez-faire approach to the process, or are made primarily by brewers and contain additives that probably are not recommended in wine.  There are books about grape wine that does not particularly apply to mead, and many wine recipe books that use sugar as the primary fermentable – not honey.  I shall endeavor to fully integrate all this research on this site and make it pertain solely to mead.  I’m hoping that by making it what I want, others will find it useful as well.  Further, my plan is to gather all this information and turn it into a book for all inspiring meadmakers to enjoy and use.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back soon.

Cheers!  Slainte!  Prost!