Writer: Jason Phelps

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A Harmony of Fruit and Honey

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Meads containing fruit are a perpetually hot topic amongst home meadmakers as well as being a huge part of the commercial mead conversation. Taking what we know about making mead from just honey and then adding fruit doesn’t seem to be all that complex of a leap, but I assure you that the adventure of

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s 60% Of The Time clone

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s 60% Of The Time clone (5 gallons/19 L, bottled under cork)OG = 1.152  FG = 1.028ABV = 16% Ingredients16 lbs. (7.3 kg) wildflower honey2.5 gallons (9.5 L) 24 °Brix Black Muscat grapes2 Tbsp. pectic enzymeWater to 5 gallons (19 L)20 g Lalvin KV1116 yeast10 g Fermaid-K2.5 g di-ammonium phosphate (DAP)1.67 g potassium

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s Leaping Off The Ledge clone

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s Leaping Off The Ledge clone (5.25–5.5 gallons/20–21 L, keg carbonated)OG = 1.058 FG = 0.997 FG = 1.010 (after backsweetening)ABV = 7% Ingredients8 lbs. (3.6 kg) orange blossom honeyWater to 5 gallons (19 L)10 g SafAle US-05 yeast7.5 g Fermaid-K2.5 g di-ammonium phosphate (DAP)1.67 g potassium metabisulfite4 g potassium sorbate1.75 oz.

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s Granola Bar! clone

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Ancient Fire Mead & Cider’s Granola Bar! clone (5 gallons/19 L, bottled under cork)OG = 1.131  FG = 1.020ABV = 14.5% Ingredients18 lbs. (8.2 kg) buckwheat honeyWater to 5 gallons (19 L)20 g Lalvin 71B-1122 yeast10 g Fermaid-K2.5 g di-ammonium phosphate (DAP)1.67 g potassium metabisulfite4 g potassium sorbate2.5 lbs. (1.1 kg) dried zante currants/corinthian raisins Step by

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Meads of the Season

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Seasonal drinking traditions are a really interesting subject to delve into, as holiday parties and family gatherings often open people up to new beverages that aren’t available or of interest during other


I’ll Have The Pie

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I’ll Have The Pie (5 gallons/19 L)OG = 1.138  FG = 1.025ABV = 14.5%, est Ingredients16 lbs. (2.3 kg) honey3–4 gallons (11.5–15 L) fresh-pressed cider25 g 71B-1122 wine yeastYeast rehydration agentYeast nutrientsStabilization additivesPeels of two large oranges5 cinnamon sticks10 dried berries of allspice (roughly crushed)3 whole cloves3 vanilla beans (split and scraped) See more on

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Pear & Grape Cocktail Mead

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Pear & Grape Cocktail Mead (6 gallons/23 L)OG = 1.067  FG = 0.997ABV = 7%, est (final, 9% after ferment) Ingredients6.4 lbs. (2.9 kg) honeyWater to 4.5 gallons (17 L)12 g QA23 wine yeastYeast rehydration agentYeast nutrientsStabilization additives12 lbs. (5.4 kg) pears (cored and chopped)0.3 oz. (8 g) dried elderflower 18 fluid oz. (30 mL) Chardonnay

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Spiced Orange Mead

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Spiced Orange Mead (3 gallons/11.5 L)OG = 1.127  FG = 1.020ABV = 14%, est Ingredients10.5 lbs. (4.8 kg) mix of clover and basswood honeys12 g Côte des Blancs wine yeast3 orange peels 1 fresh sprig of thyme3 tsp. peppercorns (roughly cracked)6 bay leaves3 lbs. (1.4 kg) golden raisinsYeast rehydration agent Yeast nutrientsStabilization additives See more on the

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Candy Cane & Chocolate Mead

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Candy Cane & Chocolate Mead (3 gallons/11.5 L)OG = 1.134  FG = 1.027ABV = 14%, est Ingredients11 lbs. (5 kg) wildflower honeyWater to 3 gallons (11.5 kg)15 g Côte des Blancs wine yeastYeast rehydration agent Yeast nutrientsStabilization additives3 oz. (85 g) cacao nibs (lightly toasted right before use)Peppermint vodka For meadmaking steps, see the full story

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Live Chat with Jason Phelps

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From Hobby to Startup

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Thinking of opening a brewery? There’s a lot of planning that must go into the endeavor. From the perspective of a longtime homebrewer who opened a commercial meadery last year; here’s what you need to consider before the process of selling beer begins.


Key Lime Session Mead

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You can leave this mead still or carbonated to 2-3 volumes of CO2

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