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Offline musseldoc

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Favorite book on mead
« on: November 20, 2012, 09:16:06 AM »
I am just getting into meads.  Do you have a favorite book for mead making?  Is there a "how to brew" equivalent for meads?

Here are the 3 that caught my eye on amazon:

Mead: Making, Exhibiting & Judging by Harry Riches

Making Mead (Honey Wine): History, Recipes, Methods and Equipment by Roger A. Morse

The Compleat Meadmaker : Home Production of Honey Wine From Your First Batch to Award-winning Fruit and Herb Variations by Ken Schramm
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Re: Favorite book on mead
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 09:22:45 AM »
The Compleat Meadmaker is the only one I own and I like it.  I can't tell you about the others.
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Re: Favorite book on mead
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2012, 10:19:52 AM »
I like the Schramm book too.
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Re: Favorite book on mead
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 10:25:17 AM »
+2 to The Compleat Meadmaker
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Re: Favorite book on mead
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2012, 11:43:18 AM »
Get Ken Schramm's book, it is the benchmark.
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Re: Favorite book on mead
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2012, 01:50:08 PM »
+2 to The Compleat Meadmaker

Add me to the list of people that highly recommend that book.

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Re: Favorite book on mead
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2012, 02:43:35 PM »
+2 to The Compleat Meadmaker

Add me to the list of people that highly recommend that book.

Me, too, but I lent my signed copy out several years ago and cannot remember who has it.  They probably have my Barleywine book too.
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Re: Favorite book on mead
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2012, 08:54:29 AM »
+2 to The Compleat Meadmaker

Add me to the list of people that highly recommend that book.

I like this book so much I have 2 copies.
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