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How to make Traditional Irish Mead

Traditional Irish Mead made with barley, heather tips, and elderflowers.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Split heather tips into thirds and elderflowers in halves
  2. Steep 1/3 of the heather tips in half gallon of 150-160F water for half an hour
  3. Strain mash and mix with LME, 1/3 of the heather tips and 1/2 of the elderflowers
  4. Boil one hour
  5. Chill over an ice bath to near room temperature
  6. Pour through a strainer into fermentation vessel over the remaining heather tips and elderflowers as well as the honey
  7. Top up with spring water to one gallon
  8. Ferment dry with D-47 yeast
  9. Allow to clear
  10. Mix in with 1oz of dextrose and bottle immediately