This book is short, but is worth every penny. The authors are from the UK and the book is aimed at the UK audience which males it easy to follow. The authors explore mead history and making techniques in an unassuming manner making it a pleasure to read and reference. A sure guide to Mead making brimming with creative ideas for you to follow!
Mead is an alcoholic drink made by fermenting honey and water with yeast. A glass of lightly chilled mead on a summer's evening is a splendid delight. And yet, of all the crafts of mankind, mead-making is certainly one of the oldest. It is likely that mead was made even before the wheel was invented as stone-age cave paintings depict the collection of honey from bee colonies. The drink made from honey became a staple of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Medieval and Renaissance Britain. This practical book will inspire you to take up this admirable craft. It includes chapters on honey selection, mead-making techniques, and forty-two recipes for mead, melomel (using honey mixed with fruit juice), pyment (honey mixed with grapes), hippocras (honey mixed with grapes and herbs), metheglin (spiced medicinal mead), cyser (honey mixed with apples) and other honey drinks.
Publisher : Amateur Winemaker (12 July 2012)
Paperback : 64 pages
SBN-13 : 9780900841071
Dimensions : 14.7 x 0.7 x 20.7 cm