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.
First, let me apologize to anyone who has asked questions or left comments in the last few months. I have tried multiple times to change my email to my current email, but never get a confirmation email from WordPress in order to do this. I am still working on it. I will try my best to check my Dashboard for messages at least every other day now that I realize what is going on, and will answer the questions already asked, although I assume you all found answers elsewhere.
Plus, I broke my ankle in November and my world pretty much stopped for a while.
I know, I know. I keep promising updates. After my last promise, I took a new job and moved cross country. I will do a post on the pain of moving mead yourself…later. When I’m over the trauma.
Anyway, I am starting the process of updating posts (starting with Show Meads), putting on recipes and getting back to it! I also added a page of my greatest failures (The Agony of Defeat). This would be a great time to ask any questions or make a note of what you would like updated first.
Remember, “The oxen are slow, but the earth is patient.”
I realize it’s been a while. Well, over a year actually. I apologize to my three followers and five fans. 🙂 I know I have not written, but I have not been idle. I have made over 50 gallons of mead now, and 48 different recipes. I realized that I needed to wait on many of them until they had aged a couple of years. How could I give you recipes and tips that I have not tried? Then I had to give the experiments time to age. And age they did!! No new links are done yet, but I will be updating shortly. In the meantime, I’m drinking some 2 year old mead. Oh, yeah…
I don’t like to click on numerous pages and find no information, and I imagine most of you are the same way. So, here are the pages that are active and complete (well, mostly – I have to admit I am a chronic editor. As I gather more information, I will be adding to the pages already done):
NEW: Pyment (under recipes)
NEW: Cyser (under recipes)
NEW: The Agony of Defeat
All the Appendices
The Glossary will be an ongoing process, but some definitions are there
Above all things: HONEY!! (under Choosing Ingredients)
How to Make Mead: The Basics (under Meadmaking 101)
Ending Fermentations and Aging
Show Mead (under Recipes)
Melomels (under Recipes)
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!