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Anyone know how to make meade? Answered

Someone really should make an instructable on how to make meade. That is all.


Mead is a sickly sweet alcholic beverage made with the natural frementation of honey. It was very popular with the ancient Celts, but the Romans thought it was disguting (my sentiments exactly). I accidently made some when I left a bottle of home-made mint tea sweetend with honey in the refrigerator for a month. I took a couple gulps of my tea without realising how long it had been in their. My first reaction was to hurl, but then I wanted more. It wasn't until I had drunk nealy a pint (I had made a gallon jug) did I realize what happened. To confirm my theory, I set the remaining lot alight. Only then did I realize the agony of Jack Sparrow when Elizabeth set the rum on fire. I had a screaming tummy and head ache for the next several days. I really don't recomend making it, it's bloody awful until youv'e downed more than a cupfull, I think it's because your to tipsy to know what's going on.

Hahaha cheers! I might give it a go anyway because I'm pretty sure you didn't accidently make it according to a mead recipe ; )

UPDATE Refined the production technique, it's bloody wonderful stuff! I'll pm it to you if you are still interested.

Gave up on mead. The honey sucks all of the water out of the yeast, killing it. Too much fine tuning and balancing for my liking.

Ginger beer is the way to go. Has to be made with fresh ginger to taste any good though. Don't bother with the pre-made syrup, just get a good recipe.

The one I know of uses baker's yeast, sugar, water, and ginger. Fewer additives probably is better...

Sounds good. Make sure you brew it out of the way, where it won't matter if a couple of bottles explode.

I had not made it on purpose, it was a less than happy accident. In my studies of the ancient Celts, I had learned how it was made, however as I stated before I had not intended to make any.

Nice story, but mead does not burn - any drink produced purely by fermentation has a maximum strength of around 12-14% by volume. Any higher, and the alcohol poisons the yeast and fermentation stops.. Drinks need an alcohol content of around 35-40%+ to be flammable, which is why only distilled drinks (vodka, moonshine, whiskey, sake etc) will burn.

remind to tell believable tall tales next time ehh?

Just a thought, is moonshine called that because it is made of members of the nightshade family?

Really? I was taught to make it with potatoes, thats what they did in "The Great Escape" as well.

Ah it seems you can make it with any source of sugar, usually corn in America, but varies elsewhere.

I think it's a purely poetic name - made in secret by the light of the Moon, pure distillation of the Moon's light etc.

I poured it onto a paper towel like a wick, and burned like a lamp. I couldn't get it to burn on vapors alone. Could you actually use corn whiskey as car fuel like they do in Dukes of Hazzard?

If it's pure enough, yes. I understand that, when the internal combustion engine was invented, the fuel of choice was alcohol, but petroleum spirits were as good as free, being only a waste by-product of the burgeoning oil industry, so they slightly tweaked the design to run on petrol ("gas" to US readers) instead. There is a growing market for "biofuel", which is a cocktail of petrol and alcohol, and Brazil has thousands of cars (including the old-style Beetles)which have been running on alcohol fermented from sugar-cane over-production.

Anyone know how to get rid of you forever?

Some people say that nothing can exist without an observer. Kill yourself? Nah, looks like you're stuck with me.

meade? mabye fender will know how

I spelled it wrong after seeing it on tv and google didn't correct me. I'd say you'd start with lenses.

Not necessarily. Meade's main telescope line is Schmidt-Cassegrains, follewd by Newtonians, so you'd probably start with mirrors.

I did google it beforehand so your arrogant wish has been granted, I was merely requesting an instructable on how to do so. Don't worry though, you are still superior.
I'm not making an instructable untill i have a good camera and everything I need to make a DECENT instructable.
If more people displayed a bit of patience maybe this awesome site wouldn't contain so many average instructables.

I admire your patience, and agree with your your position on 'decent' and average' L

Could you by any chance tell me what a meade is? Thanks! -Brennn10

One spelling correction, and 0.27s on google produced:


"Gotmead.com is the internet's premier resource for everything to do with mead: how to make mead, mead recipes, mead in history, mead and honey tasting notes, articles and hundreds of links to everything else.

Discover the mysteries of mead, also known as honey wine, the oldest -- and easiest to make! -- fermented drink in the world!

If you've never tasted mead, you're missing out! Mead comes in a dazzling array of flavors, depending the type of honey, the brewing process you use, and the added things like fruit, herbs, spices and even peppers you use! Mead makers for thousands of years have made meads flavored with exotic spices, flowers, herbs and just about every kind of fruit you can imagine! Mead can be as sweet as a maiden's kiss, or as dry as a desert, or any place in between. You can make meads that will challenge an award-winning cabernet for complexity and balance, or just fling honey, water and yeast together in a glass jug and enjoy a rough and ready and very tasty drink in a little over 2 months!"

Definitely worth an instructable, stevolution.

Cheers man, who would have thought you could notice a spelling mistake and not act like I'm retarded. I'll check that out now.

Not a problem. I've favourited the gotmead site myself - you'll have to hurry with your mead instructable, because as soon as my shed is warm enough, I'm on it.

The most poor stag-night I experienced, groom says over dinner: "I've got 3 bottles of mead at my house" I and his brother say "sod that, let's go into Liverpool". We had to get the best-man on board to gain the majority of 3-2, but that's democracy for you.... L