Easy Home Brewing Mead (Honey Wine) – Part I

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Mead is a wine made from primarily honey. Adding fruit to the mead can add great flavours, rendering it what is called, “Melomel”. This is my first attempt a…

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25 Responses to Easy Home Brewing Mead (Honey Wine) – Part I

  1. Should there be any worry of the pH of your water during this entire

    March 16, 2014 at 4:16 am

  2. You should ferment the mead with the orange peels. It”ll add even more
    flavor and character to your brew. It wont matter if they are on the bottom
    when you bottle it either because you never use the stuff on the bottom
    anyways (it’s not quality, nor clear enough to pass off). And when you
    siphon off the bottom part of the mead (where the peels will fall), you can
    bottle it and use it for cooking. Also a month isn’t long enough. Add the
    fruit after 2 months, then age it for an additional 4-7 more months.

    March 16, 2014 at 4:45 am

  3. Howdy Sir! Long time no type lol. Great vid, i just had an itch to try
    brewing some mead. Thanks for the vid, and immos vid was great as well(
    pass my hello). I will be doing a long overdue vid tomorrow brewing my
    mead. Cheers sir! The humble gun is back.

    Gabe The Gun
    March 16, 2014 at 5:19 am

  4. Hey, Thanks for the video….good by the way…new to winery and like the
    idea of honey…..

    Jan Borden
    March 16, 2014 at 6:01 am

  5. and how long should i let it stay in the secondary fermernter after i
    transfer it

    Justin Greer
    March 16, 2014 at 6:41 am

  6. Hey. I started a melomel about 15 days ago. The yest slowed way down at ten
    days so I pasturized some sugar rack it and added yest nutrient and it very
    active but it’s real cloudy is that bad?

    Kevin Barker
    March 16, 2014 at 7:03 am

  7. Craig Where is the PART 2 of the easy home brewing mead????????????

    Anselmo Maceroni
    March 16, 2014 at 7:15 am

  8. is he an albino? just wondering 

    Magnus øren
    March 16, 2014 at 7:26 am

  9. Hi Craig, have you made a plain mead? I’ve yet to taste mine that I brewed
    last year without any other flavours. I’m still undecided as to whether I
    should sweeten it or not. Do you like dry, medium or sweet mead?

    Brew Tube
    March 16, 2014 at 8:05 am

  10. Great video Craig,I would love to try this one day,Never had it

    March 16, 2014 at 8:17 am

  11. @Lillianbini follow the directions. Typically 10g is what you’ll need at
    that volume.

    March 16, 2014 at 9:16 am

  12. Yay! This is kinda like finding out a friend is having a baby at the same
    time. I just started my first batch of mead in the start of January. I just
    put it into the secondary, to clarify. I gave it a taste test and ended up
    dipping in for a full mug it was so yummy. I didn’t add any fruit, just
    13.1 pounds of honey at about 5.5 gallons. I also put a warming belt on my
    fermentor after 1 week to keep the temp around 78F per recommendation of my

    Jacob Y
    March 16, 2014 at 10:01 am

  13. Use spring water instead of tap and also when you’re pasteurizing, remove
    the white foam building up at the surface; it’s an impurity.

    March 16, 2014 at 10:25 am

  14. Ya and that is about it just one type of microbe can survive in it, all
    other bacteria can’t actually survive in honey, it almost chokes them out,
    and the one type of bacteria that can survive in honey won’t actually
    affect adults.

    March 16, 2014 at 11:12 am

  15. @ejlebert that’s how I started. Yes, it will work just fine.

    March 16, 2014 at 12:03 pm

  16. 13:05 has just made my day xD

    March 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm

  17. hmmm. i will try this in the future. what end a/c do you expect?

    March 16, 2014 at 1:38 pm

  18. Would you warm the frozen berries up to room temp then add? I started a
    mead on Dec 29th and would like to add something to it soon. A 1 gallon
    batch meant for next Christmas…maybe we can do a mead swap??

    Will Sutherland
    March 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

  19. Cool Video, I’m planning on doing a Blackberry Mead very soon. I’ve been
    wanting to do this ever since I tasted some Homebrewed Blackberry/Honey
    Mead at a Local Homebrew Tasting where somebody had brought a batch of
    Blackberry Mead. Very tasty. Cheers!

    Pooka NC
    March 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

  20. Nice. I’m trying to locate some fresh local honey for my first Mead.

    March 16, 2014 at 2:39 pm

  21. Hi Craig! Amazing videos!!! Do yo have some website where I could find all
    he ingredients and procedures to brew original mead? Before to start with
    melomel and other recipes, I would like to brew just mead. Also, I am a bit
    confused about to rack the mead on a second fermenter…It’s necessary?

    Runes Mead
    March 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm

  22. making mead has been a dream of mine for a long time. think i will try it
    very soon, and add some raw cocoa to it

    March 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm

  23. definitely wanna see how this comes out!

    March 16, 2014 at 4:11 pm

  24. @defiythelie I might add some zest in secondary.

    March 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm

  25. once you start adding all the fruit it is no longer MEAD

    dee gee
    March 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

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