Monday, March 3, 2008

Mead - a Honey of a Wine

Many brew historians consider Mead to be the oldest alcoholic beverage. Mead in its' simplest form is just honey, water, and yeast. Add some raspberries or cherries, and you have a mead variation called melomel. This melomel is flavored with raspberries, which give it a nice flavor, and that beautiful rosy color. Mead is a brew that is not for the impatient. As it ages, it continues to change and improve. You can age mead for 1, 10 or 100 years. This particular brew is only about 6 months old, but is already clearing nicely and starting to mellow. If it lasts long enough, I am sure it will be wonderful in another year. If you have any questions about making Mead, just add a comment and I'll do my best to answer them. If you're already brewing beer, Mead is an obvious addition to your repertoire.

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