This session mead recipe is ALL about the honey. A good-tasting honey is critical to this mead’s success. At a low ABV riding just above 5%, this crisp, refreshing hydromel mead is perfect for summer sipping. Great either bottle condition or on draft. Why not home brew one right now? It can be ready in under a month if kegged. In this video we show you how to make mead, but unlike a traditional mead this is a light and crushable drink more akin to a honey-flavored lager or hard seltzer than a big, sturdy traditional mead. We’ve brewed this recipe dozens of times, and it is a trusted winner!
Crispy Hydromel Recipe
- 6# orange blossom honey
- 3 grams malic acid
- 1 gram citric acid
- 3 grams wine tannin
- Water to five gallons
- Your favorite wine or ale yeast
Ferment all the way dry, with front-loaded nutrition.
Back-sweetening & finishing:
- 1# orange blossom honey to backsweeten (1.010-1.015, pasteurize or stabilize first, and keg)
or12oz erythritol (1.010, keg or bottle condition)
- Target for CO2 is about 2.6 volumes. Use a priming calculator to be precise!