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A simple Mead recipe that is easy to care for and tastes fantastic
If you are a new mead maker and you are looking for a mead recipe that will give you something more than just plain mead yet is easy to care for and is almost mistake proof then this is the recipe for you. It is an orange clove mead and I have done so many different batches in so many different way yet they all come out great.
You can mix this stuff up and just forget about it - three or four months later you have a tasty mead.
The thing about mead
One of the unusual things about mead, and it's strongest benefit is that it is a blank slate when it comes to fermenting. Plain mead without any flavors or accents is just plain mead. But where Mead really shines is in the way it takes on characteristic flavors of whatever you add to it. And this recipe is perfect for that. This recipe gives you a wonderful mead with just an exotic hint - and it is real easy to do.
Orange Clove Mead
Interesting flavor and makes 1 gallon
- 1 gallon of Spring Water
- Yeast: Fleishcmanns (1 packet) Use any kind of yeast! Fleischmanns is just a common bread making yeast you can buy in the grocery store.
- 25 Raisins
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 1 whole orange, sliced and peels included
- 1 pinch of allspice
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
- 3 1/2 pounds of clover honey
Simply mix all the ingredients then pitch your yeast. Caring for this mead? The beautiful thing about this mead is that you can rack it off of all the oranges and raisins any time you want to, or you can just leave it all in there. When the oranges sink to the bottom you are ready to drink it or bottle it.. Simple as that. I recommend you bottle it and let it age for a couple more months. This recipe is just simply delicious.
But not too Orangey! You might think that its going to taste like orange juice or something but it doesn't. This mead retains just a hint of orange. The orange is mostly food for the yeast in this recipe.
Want to Make a five gallon batch? Simply multiply all the ingredients by five. But not the yeast. Only double that. That will be enough yeast.
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