View Full Version : hot mead

09-29-2008, 09:41 PM
can me dumb but i looked and saw references to cinnamon being hot in your stomach but i never saw a direct answer
can/do people heat mead to drink it?

09-29-2008, 11:04 PM
Yes, some meads can be served warm, just as some mulled wines can be and as some sake is served. However, the best meads I've had are served at or just below room temperature, in the same way as fine wines.

09-29-2008, 11:18 PM
thank you for your answer
are there any in particular?
my friend was wondering because we're(my roommate and myself) about to do our first batch(J.O.A.) and shortly after a 5 gallon batch which will be ready around winter, in the warm warm state of Minnesota so that's why we're wondering
i mostly would like to look at those to see how they sound in general

09-30-2008, 12:47 PM
In my limited experience, people tend to heat well spiced wines and meads, as opposed to just plain ones. When mulling red wine, for example, you generally add cinnamon, cloves, and various other spices. Some commercial plain meads come with a sachet of mulling spices to include while heating.

That's what I'd recommend...treat mead like any other wine when it comes to mulling, and either use a spiced variety or add your own when heating.