Simple One Gallon Mead Recipe
This is a simple mead recipe that is very easy to put together. Learn how to make mead using this beginner's recipe!
Colleen @ Grow Forage Cook Ferment
Long Handled Spoon
One Gallon Glass Jug with Airlock (includes lid)
Auto Siphon with Tubing
Flip Top Bottles
non-chlorinated or filtered
depending on how sweet you want to end product to be.
berries or fruit of any kind
fresh or frozen, about a cup
or other wine yeast
Sanitize everything that will be used in the brewing process.
Heat about 1/2 gallon of non chlorinated water in the pot on medium heat. Once it's warm, but not boiling, add the honey and stir it so it all dissolves. Turn off the heat.
Put the berries or other fruit, orange slices (skin and all), and raisins into the one gallon jug.
Use the funnel and carefully pour the honey water mixture into the jug.
Top off the jug with cold (preferably filtered) water, leaving at least 2 inches of head space on top. Put the lid on the jug and gently mix everything around a bit.
Make sure that the temperature of the must is below 90°F, then add 1/2 packet of champagne yeast. Put the lid back on tightly and this time shake the jug for a minute or two to distribute the yeast.
Put a little water in the airlock to the line, then put the rubber stopper end into the jug. Put the jug in a dark place. It should start bubbling within 12-24 hours.
After about 4-6 weeks of fermenting, once all bubbles have stopped rising in the jug and airlock, the mead can be bottled and aged.
Please see my
Mead Equipment and Ingredients
page for a detailed list of what you need to get started.
Use my tutorial on
Bottling Hard Cider
to bottle the mead - the process is the same. The flavor of homemade mead will improve after bottling and aging.
Simple Mead Making eBook
is a helpful resource if you are just getting started with making your own mead.
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