Mead Recipe of the Week: Brewer Brian's Orange Blossom Mead
Mead is considered one of the oldest fermentable beverages, with roots dating back thousands of years. Ancient recipes have been discovered throughout Asia, Africa and Europe. Today mead is a popular refreshing honey wine, with honey and fruity charactersitics. Enjoy this mead recipe in the coming spring sun!
Ingredients for 7 U.S. gallons (26.5 liters)
15.0 lb (6.8 kg) orange blossom honey
0.25 oz (7 g) Wyeast yeast nutrient
1.0 package Wyeast No 2206 Bavarian lager yeast
1.0 tsp Irish Moss (4.9 mL)
Original Specific Gravity: 1.077
Final Specific Gravity: 1.021
Primary Fermentation: 46 days at 72°F (22°C) in glass
Secondary Fermentation: 36 days at 72°F (22°C) in glass
Bring water to boil, turn off heat, add honey and mix well. Skim foam that forms, add Irish moss and heat gently until second foam forms, then remove from heat. Chill, transfer and proceed with fermentation.