This recipe is ALL about the orange blossom honey. A good honey is critical to this mead’s success. At a low ABV riding just above 5%, this crisp, refreshing draft session mead is perfect for summer sipping. Why not home brew one right now? It can be ready in under a month if kegged. Note: If you’ll be bottle-conditioning instead of kegging, use about a cup of the non-fermentable sugar alcohol erythritol to backsweeten.
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Honey Hydromel Mead
A delicious, honey-forward hydromel with a refreshing finish
- 5 pounds honey (orange blossom)
- 3 grams malic acid
- 3 grams wine tannin
- Water to five gallons
- Yeast nutrient
- And 1 pound honey to back-sweeten if kegging (use erythritol if bottle conditioning, along with corn sugar to prime)
- Mix 5 pounds honey, 3 grams malic acid, 3 grams wine tannin, and water.
- Pitch yeast, add nutrients, ferment dry.
- Rack to secondary after fermentation completes.
- Clear with sparkolloid.
- Backsweeten and carbonate; use 1 pound honey to back-sweeten if kegging (use erythritol if bottle conditioning, along with corn sugar to prime).
Orange blossom honey is crucial! Watch the video to see the process.