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Mead (honey wine) is the new buzz among beverage hobbyists as more and more consumers start to make their own. This up-to-date title tells the novice how to begin and the experienced brewer or winemaker how to succeed in this oldest of the beverage arts with easy to follow procedures and simple recipes. 212 Pages.
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Author Ken Schramm

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everything you want to know about mead
The complete meadmaker covers all the bases of mead making. The author does a good job of explaining honey what kinds to use and where to find them. He also explains about other additives such as fruit and spices. There are a few recipes in the book I would have liked to see more but other resources are listed in where to find them. Overall a very good resource to have for the aspiring mead maker.
July 20, 2012
Meade making bible
A really good book. It covers all the Meade making basics, plus information on yeast and honey. Not only will i help you with your first batch, it will still be an important reference work for your 50th batch._x000D_
December 7, 2012
excellent overview of the mead-making process
outstanding overview of the mead-making process. outlines the basic ingredients (and possibilities of various spices, fruits, etc.) as well as details the process of yeast growth and respiration. identifies various properties of the different honeys and yeast strains to allow the beginner to make informed decisions regarding recipe formulation._x000D__x000D_should be on every mazer's resource bookshelf._x000D__x000D__x000D_
January 8, 2013
Thorough coverage of Mead making
This book will be a useful reference from your first Mead to your 100th. Most of this book focuses on the ingredients, which makes sense. If you use low grade honey, don't expect good Mead (or beer for that matter). The author does a good job explaining technical points so that they aren't boring. The 12 recipes are also excellent, too bad there aren't twice as many.
January 18, 2013
How to make Mead from A to Z
A great book, I reread parts of it every so often. Lots of interesting ideas. The book is divided into four parts. _x000D__x000D_1 - Background: Covers the history of mead making - while interesting - wont teach you about making mead_x000D__x000D_2 -Process: Covers the equipment, additives, process, yeast, fermentation, effects of heating honey, conditioning, aging, using oak. There is a lot_x000D__x000D_3 - Ingredients: Good discussion of various types of honey, fruit , and other ingredients. (Grapes, Spices, Grains, etc)_x000D__x000D_4 - Recipes: 12 well chosen recipes, each accentuating something different, be it style or ingredients._x000D_
March 4, 2013
So you want to make mead?
Well this book has all the answers. Good in depth broad coverage of everything mead making. Lots of differences between brewing and mead making so make sure you read this first. Plus you get some good recipes.
April 29, 2013
How to make good mead, and how to fix it
The book goes beyond basic mead making. It covers how to make blends and other types of meads (pyment, perry, braggot, melomel, and cyser), and how to fix a mead that didnt turn out well. Maybe it's too dry - add some mead saved from a stuck fermentation. A lot of good ideas here.
July 5, 2013
Great book
This is a great book. Never having made mead before, I needed the basics. This book has helped me learn about mead from a starting point and has information that will help me for years to come. Explains the different honeys to use and why. It even have has recipes for quite a few brews! This is a one stop book. I love it!
July 9, 2013
All bout everything to do with Mead
The author talks about honey, bees, what bees eat, fermentation, history, and of course Mead making. Its a really good book and it has recipes at the back for all kinds of variations. Pyments, Cyser, Melomel, etc.
September 3, 2013
Important redaing for mead makers
If you want to make mead it's worth reading the book. All kinds of things are written about, the most important being the staged nutrient additions. You can cut your fermentation time from a year to a couple of months, and clear with gelatin._x000D_The author loves bee keepers and even suggests you meet some and hang out with them.
October 9, 2013
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does this book have recipes?
Roger V on Jun 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this book contains mead recipes.

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