Writer: Michael Fairbrother

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Varietal Meads

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There are more than 300 honey varietals in the United States, and countless others across the world. Each has unique characteristics that differ from another in taste, aroma, color, and even mouthfeel. Learn more about some of the most popular honey varieties and tips to create your own varietal mead.


Varietal Mead

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Varietal Mead (5 gallons/19 L)OG = 1.120  FG = 1.012  ABV = 14% Most of the traditional mead recipes that I make follow this ratio: 1 part honey, 3 parts water. Using that ratio, it’s easy to scale a batch up or down as needed. Ingredients 15 lbs. (6.8 kg) single-varietal honey 3.75 gallons (14.2

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Moonlight Meadery Razz What She Said clone

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A sweet apple cider with raspberry juice.


Moonlight Meadery Crimes of Passion clone

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Moonlight Meadery Crimes of Passion clone Ingredients 4.5 gallons (17 L) sweet apple cider 0.5 gallon (2 L) black currant juice4 Campden tablets1 packet Lalvin Narbonne 71B-1122 yeast1.5 tsp. Go-Ferm Razz What She Said Ingredients 3.5 gallons (13 L) sweet apple cider 1.5 gallon (6 L) raspberry juice4 Campden tablets1 packet Lalvin Narbonne 71B-1122 yeast1.5


Moonlight Meadery Boys N Berries clone

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Moonlight Meadery Boys N Berries clone Ingredients 4 gallons (15 L) sweet apple cider1 gallon (4 L) boysenberry puree4 Campden tablets1 packet Lalvin Narbonne 71B-1122 yeast1.5 tsp. Go-Ferm Step by stepAdd juices and Campden tablets to a sanitized fermenter. Place sanitized airlock onto fermenter and wait 24 hours. After the 24 hours, prepare yeast by adding


Fruit Cider

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Fall is here and that means it’s the perfect time to make hard cider! Professional cidermaker Michael Fairbrother offers advice and three clone recipes for hard fruited ciders.


Single Varietal Mead Making

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In its simplest form mead is a fermented beverage made from honey and water. The key to making fantastic meads is your honey, so don’t think of honey as a generic ingredient — it’s so much more. Honey is a complex mixture of sugars, flavors from the pollen as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins,


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