Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Orange Blossom Honey Mead

Almost exactly 6 months ago, my wife and I brewed up a Mead made from 100% Orange Blossom honey. We love the flowery aroma of the honey, and felt it would make for a wonderful mead. Well, we were right! We sampled some today, and the mead is aging very well. The aroma is like standing in a flowering orange grove. With this particular mead, we decided to try to be as historically accurate as possible, with no extra additives such as yeast nutrient. This is made from Orange blossom honey, water, yeast, and a little bit of organic sugar to help the yeast get started. It's a really sweet mead, made from 9 lbs of honey in a 2.5 gallon batch. The photo does not do it justice - it is much clearer than it appears. The condensation on the glass is misleading. This mead is very smooth, and I can only imagine how it will be in another 6 months - if it lasts that long. The hardest part about making mead is the patience that's required!

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