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UncleBen
11-21-2004, 08:34 AM
Anyone ever do a lemon mead? Kind of like a hard lemonade, or do you suppose it would taste odd? The idea of honey and kemon makes me think of cough syrup, but I wouldn't mind brewing up a hard lemonade.

JamesP
11-21-2004, 10:59 AM
Lemon mead (very sweet) is my staple mead. I use it as a sipping refresher on hot days (and cold as well 8)).

For 5 gal
5 lemons - A lemon per gallon (juice plus zest)
D-47 or a 12-14% yeast
15lb honey

Add tannin powder if you want a slight wine-like tannic addition, or 1 cup of tea (no milk) for a slight harshness.

Note: ginger also complements lemon, so you can add a little grated ginger (1 tspn), but then it isn't a lemon mead is it :o
For more honey flavour reduce the lemon
for heaps more lemon, soak some more zest while its clarifying (post fermentation)


To make it more a lemonade, you probably want it carbonated - which I have never done.