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MedievalForester
10-22-2008, 11:50 AM
Well if all goes according to plan, I will be starting my first ever mead batch today. I'll be making Joe's Ancient Orange, which seems to be the standard first-timer's mead. I think I'm going to make a 3 gallon batch and a 1 gallon batch, so that I can sip on the 1 gallon while the 3 gallon one is aging. Still have to go buy the equipment from the brew store today. Hopefully this batch will be done just in time for Christmas, which would be a nice treat. Thanks everyone for all the tips and such. I'll keep posted on here how it is doing.

Wolfie
10-22-2008, 12:51 PM
This is a great drink by Christmas pick.
It tends to be sweeter on average but the flavors balance out surprisingly well. One thing of note: "Quick Rise" or rapid start bread yeast seems to ferment more and is more liekly to produce a dry mead.

use the advanced search tool and search bread yeast and quick rise if youd like to know more.

Good luck! :cheers: