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Mead Resources

Started by Bubbles, April 01, 2015, 04:18:57 pm

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April 01, 2015, 04:18:57 pm Last Edit: January 28, 2016, 01:33:00 pm by Bubbles

The Compleat Meadmaker - Ken Schramm
The Complete Guide to Making Mead - Steve Piatz
Making Mead: A Complete Guide to the Making of Sweet and Dry Mead, Melomel, Metheglin, Hippocras, Pyment and Cyser - Bryan Acton and Peter Duncan

Blogs & Websites

Storm the Castle - The Joy of Mead
Mead Made Complicated
A-Mazing Mead


Wikipedia - Mead
5 Essential Things You Should Know About Mead
BeerSmith - Making Mead for Home Brewers
2008 BJCP Style Guidelines - Category 24 -- Traditional Mead
2008 BJCP Style Guidelines - Category 25 -- Melomel (Fruit Mead)
2008 BJCP Style Guidelines - Category 26 -- Other Mead
Serious Eats - A Beginner's Guide to Mead
Brew Your Own - Fruit Cocktail: Make a Melomel
Brew Your Own - Mead: From Nectar to Nirvana
Brew Your Own - Making Mead: Tips from the Pros
Brew Your Own - Mead Clones
BJCP Mead Article by award-winning home meadmaker Curt Stock (PDF)
Kitchen Lab Blog - Choosing Honey for Mead
10 Things You Didn't Know About Mead
Vi-King Of Beer: Our 5 Favorite Bottles Of Mead From Around The World
12 Great Gifts for Mead Makers
Serious Eats - Homebrewing: How to Make Mead
Meadist - Best Yeast for Mead Making
Brew Your Own - Braggot: Style Profile
Brew Your Own - Make a Spiced Metheglin
Brew Your Own - Mead: The Most Noble Brew


The Brewing Network
The Jamil Show - Mead with Ken Schramm
Brewing With Style - Mead
The Sunday Session - Mead
The Sunday Session - Moonlight Meadery

Basic Brewing Radio
August 14, 2014 - Mead Boiling Experiment
January 9, 2014 - Ken Schramm on Mead
October 31, 2013 - Split Batch and Burnt Meads
August 9, 2012 - Moonlight Meadery
June 28, 2012 - Fruit Mead Experiment
May 19, 2011 - Cyser and Mead Experiments
July 9, 2009 - NHC Mead Panel
March 5, 2009 - Wine Kit Pyment
February 12, 2009 - Mead Honey Experiment
May 22, 2008 - Mead Basics
November 8, 2007 - Beer Yeast Mead
September 13, 2007 - Keeping Bees
August 2, 2007 - Meadmaker Mike Lozano
February 1, 2007 - Mead Festival and Experiment Tips
June 1, 2006 - Mead Experiment Update and Listener Mail
February 23, 2006 - International Mead Festival Recap
February 2, 2006 - Mead with David Myers

BeerSmith Podcast
Mead Making with Michael Fairbrother
Making Mead with Curt Stock
Moonlight Meadery with Michael Fairbrother
Making Mead for Home Brewers

Brewing TV - Episode 21: Making Mead with Curt Stock

Commercial Meaderies

These commercial meaderies are mainly US-based, but their products really get the imagination going on flavour combinations.

Bunratty Mead & Liqueur Co
Redstone Meadery
Moonlight Meadery
Schramm's Meadery
B. Nektar
Lindisfarne Mead
Heidrun Meadery


GotMead - Mead Gravity Calculator


Joe's Ancient Orange Mead
Garry's Lemon Mead - 2015 Bronze Medal Winner
Russ Whaley - Apple Pie Cyser
Funky Mead
Rocky Mountain Red Metheglin
Braggot Recipe
Bragging Braggot
Pyment Recipe
Basic Sweet Mead
Basic Dry Mead
Wild Blossom Blanc de Fleur Clone
Redstone Meadery Vanilla Bean - Cinnamon Stick Mead Clone
Rabbit's Foot Meadery's Sweet Mead Clone
Orange Blossom Honey Mead
Zocco's Sweet Mead
Old/New England Bracken
Saint-Valentine's Metheglin
Kiwi-Strawberry Melomel
Still of the Night Mead
Fall Spice Metheglin
Royal Metheglin


I'm still very early into my mead-making career, but I'm doing a bit of reading up at the moment and thought it would be a good idea to compile a directory of mead resources. If you have any good links or other recommendations, just comment below and I'll update the above post.


Thats fantastic thanks.

I've done two mead batches now - one just with plain lidl mead and also the Joes Ancient Orange mead recipe from Homebrewtalk.com - Both were okay but I reckon big improvements can be made.. I would also like to make a sparkling ginger mead someday too.

Looking forward to checking out the links.


Cheers Luke.

I'd love to do a sparkling ginger mead myself, but I've read a lot of comments about the perils of bottle conditioning meads. Apparently over the course of the long aging period that most meads require, the yeast can wake up and start fermenting residual sugars, resulting in bottle bombs. It is recommended that you use something like a Champagne yeast if you're bottle conditioning mead as the more popular mead yeasts (71B, EC118) get a bit funky after long aging in the bottle.


Excellent research

@Mods: Please sticky this!
Remember: The Nationals are just round the corner - time to get brewing


Thanks Will! Already stickied by Garry! :)


I made this back in December and it tastes pretty fine. I've a couple of bottles I'm hanging on to for next Christmas.



Quote from: helmet on April 01, 2015, 08:48:48 pm
I made this back in December and it tastes pretty fine. I've a couple of bottles I'm hanging on to for next Christmas.


Recipe looks nice. I've added it to the list above. Cheers.


In Poland, mead is also a great excuse to get out of doing important things. Apparently, Polish Prince Leszek I the White explained to the Pope that Polish knights could not participate in the Crusades because there was no mead in Palestine. While this sounds like a totally acceptable answer to us, we don't recommend using this excuse on your boss. Its significance in history goes even deeper: the English word "honeymoon" is rumored to come from mead; it was the practice of the bride's father providing her with enough mead for a month-long celebration. Now that's a sweet wedding!

Dominik (bachus)


You don't tell her everything, do you??  ;) :D

Buy one secretly and keep it in the shed!  >:D