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Grocery Store Mead

Grocery Store Mead! No, we didn’t find Mead at our local grocery store. We made mead with items we bought at our local grocery. Not only is this an easy recipe to follow, but the end result tastes great! This mead recipe is perfect for a beginner brewer as well as someone who wants to get back into the hobby of homebrewing.

What is Mead?

Mead is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting a mix of honey and water. There are various subsets of mead such as hydromels (typically a lower alcohol beverage), metheglins (meads with spices added), melomels (meads with fruit) and many more. The term honey wine is sometimes used as a synonym for mead, though in some situations that can be wine that was sweetened with honey rather than fermented honey. In our case, everything we call Mead has it’s primary fermentable sugars from honey.

Watch this video for step by step instruction presented in our friendly entertaining manner so you can make your own Grocery Store Mead.

Grocery Store Mead


2 1/4 lbs Honey

1 Packet Fleischmann’s Active Dry Bread Yeast

108 fluid oz Drinking Water

Rind of 1 Mandarin Orange

Rind of 1 Lemon

1 ounce Raisins


Honey to desired Sweetness (we went to a gravity reading of 1.030)

Tools We Use

Little Big Mouth Bubbler: https://www.northernbrewer.com/products/little-big-mouth-bubbler

Star San: https://amzn.to/44rkW7r

Scale: https://amzn.to/3qWtNjF

Our Favorite Pitcher: https://amzn.to/3R16Xlz

Stirring Paddle: https://amzn.to/45M83pu

Hydrometer Kit: https://amzn.to/3Pg9ZRJ

Baster: https://amzn.to/3PsOWvv

Auto Siphon: https://amzn.to/45uKqC9

1 Gallon Carboy with Airlock: https://amzn.to/3OXD17p

Bri’s Pen: https://amzn.to/45zY8Ul

CSB Hat: https://city-steading.com/product/citysteading-brews-corduroy-hat/

CSB Glasses: https://city-steading.com/product/city-steading-brews-stemless-wine-glass/

Fun T-shirts: https://city-steading.com/product-category/t-shirts/