Recipe ingredients and directions:
Title: BLACK MEAD
Categories: Breakfast Drink
4 lb blackcurrants
1 cup grape concentrate
2 lb honey
1/4 oz maltic acid
1 gallon water
Dissolve the honey in 1/2 gallon warm water and add the acid and
nutrients. Add mixture to the blackcurrants together with 1 quart cold
water and 100 ppm sulphite (2 Campden tablets). After 24 hours, add
the yeast starter. Ferment on the pulp for 3 days then strain off the
latter and press it lightly. Add the grape concentrate, make the
volume to 1 gallon with cold water (if necessary) and ferment until
the gravity drops to just below 0. Rack at this stage, add 50 ppm
sulphite (1 Campden tablet) and top with water if necessary. Fit jar
with air-lock. Add 1 Campden tablet per gallon at each racking. Rack
at 3-4 month intervals.
Juice of 2 lemons
1/4 tsp marmite
pinch of Epsom Salts
1 tsp Ammonium phosphate (or 2 nutrient tablets).
1 Tbsp very strong tea.
5g Ammonium phosphate
2g Potassium phosphate
1g Magnesium sulphate
1 5mg Vitamin B1 tablet per 2 gallons.---nutrients
2g Tannic acid
6.5g Tartaric acid
10.5 Malic acid
3.5 Citric acid
To make measuring easier multiply by 20, and disolve in 1 quart water.
1 gallon gets 2 oz.
Source: Making Mead
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Title: SOFT MEAD
Categories: Beverages Beverages
4 c Water
1 c Honey
1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1/2 tsp Ginger
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1 ea Lemon, sliced
1 ea Orange
Bring water, honey, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon to a boil in a medium
saucepan. For best flavor use stainless steel or non-metallic pan. Stir until
honey is dissolved; the heaviness at the bottom of the pan should disappear.
Use a wooden spoon to skim of the film that rises to the top until the surface
is clear. Add the lemon and orange slices, squeezing
as they are placed in the water. Cool completely; strain. Pour into bottle
Store in the refrigerator.
VARIATION: Substitute 1 cup of 1 of the following for the lemon:
raspberries, strawberries, apple, peaches, or pears.
Category: Beverages & Drinks Recipes