Mead NewBee Guide

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Mead NewBee Guide

Making mead is easy. All you need is honey, water, yeast and a container, and you can make mead. Unlike beer, no boiling is required, and infections in mead are much less likely than they are in beer. Wine is nearly as simple, but mead seems to have a mystique that draws folks to it. Maybe its the tales of knights and maidens, or that the gods drink mead? Could be!

That having been said, there are a thousand ways to make mead, and no one way is 'correct'. Some people boil their honey, some don't. Some folks use raw honey, others use filtered. Tap water or bottled water? Wine yeast or beer yeast? Dry or sweet? Fruit, spices, or 'plain'? Should you use a hydrometer? What about acid balance and yeast nutrients? All these questions and more will be discussed in this section.

So, if you're sufficiently confused, then click on a link, and welcome to your next major addiction. Hope you have lots of friends to help you drink your production up!