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Making mead requires Honey

October 26, 2015

Mead is a fermented honey and water mixture.  Some call it honey wine.

 

 

Recipe for orange mead.

4 lbs honey

1.5 cups- fresh pressed orange juice

1 tsp black tea

1 tsp yeast nutrient

1 package champagne yeast

3/4 gallon spring water

 

Bring water to a boil in pot, turn off heat- add honey, stirr until dissolved and let sit for 15 min.

add orange juice, tea, yeast nutrient to the plastic fermenter

add honey-water mixture to bucket, cover and let sit ntil it cools to 115 degrees.

put small amount of mixture into bowl, add dry yeast- let sit for 10 min then add to honey-water mixture.

stir vigorously for 2-3 minutes, cover with lid, place airlock in place

set in warm place for 2 weeks or till bubbling slows

transfer to one gallon jug for 1 year

 

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