Traditional Semi Sweet Mead Beer Recipes

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Traditional: Semi-Sweet Mead

Desert Gold Mead

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This mead recipe is featured in the May/June 2020 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy online archive and other exclusive member benefits!

This semi-sweet traditional mead recipe comes courtesy of Scott Kurtz (Saint Louis, Mo., STL Brewminati, St. Louis Brews, St. Louis Area Homebrewers Guild, Route 66 Outlanders).

I decided to use the Almost Mesquite Honey from Trader Joe’s on a whim years ago. It became a favorite of a woman very special to me and has been my most successful mead to date, with multiple awards:

  • Best in show, Mead/Cider, 8 Seconds of Froth 2019
  • Gold medal, Mead Category, Hammerdown Brew Cup 2019
  • Gold medal, Traditional Mead, Hoppy Halloween 2019
  • Gold medal, Mead Category, Bluff City Brewers Annual Homebrew Competition
  • 1st place, Traditional Mead, National Homebrew Competition First Round 2017
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Traditional: Semi-Sweet Mead

Blueberry Mead

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Donald Boyle of Colonia, NJ, member of the WHALES (Woodbridge Homebrewers Ale and Lager Enthusiast Society), won a gold medal in Category #24: Traditional Mead during the 2015 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in San Diego, CA with the help of Stephen Boyle. Boyle’s Traditional Mead was chosen as the best among 82 final round entries in the category.Read More

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Orange Blossom Mead

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Edward Walkowski of Dalton, PA, member of the S.A.A.Z. (Scranton Area Amateur Zymologist), won a gold medal in Category #24: Traditional Meadduring the 2007 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Denver, CO. Walkowski’s Traditional Mead was chosen as the best among 102 final round entries in the category.Read More

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