Easy Sack Mead
Mead in general is pretty easy to make. Honey, water, yeast – and that’s just about it. This recipe for mead is called a sack mead. This mead is sweet, light and true to the mead heritage. If you refer back to an earlier post you can find out about different types of meads that you can make. This one is called a Sack mead – the flavor is really full of honey.
Yield: 1 Gallon
3 lbs orange – blossom honey
1 teaspoon acid blend
1 teaspoon pectic enzyme
1 package mead yeast
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient
1/4 teaspoon grape tannin
- In a large pot, boil honey in water. 1 part honey to 2 parts water.
- Boil for 10 minutes, skim off any foam that forms.
- Let it cool and then transfer the honey to fermententer.
- Add acid blend, pectic enzyme, yeast nutrient, tannin and yeast to mixture.
- Let if ferment.
- In 3 months rack into another fermenter.
- Let sit for another 2 months, then bottle.
- Let it age for 6 months before you drink.
It’s a pretty easy drink to make and taste so good!