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.
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
Our Favorite Pitcher: https://amzn.to/3R16Xlz
Stirring Paddle: https://amzn.to/45M83pu
Hydrometer Kit: https://amzn.to/3Pg9ZRJ
Auto Siphon: https://amzn.to/45uKqC9
1 Gallon Carboy with Airlock: https://amzn.to/3OXD17p
Bri’s Pen: https://amzn.to/45zY8Ul
Fun T-shirts: https://city-steading.com/product-category/t-shirts/