I made up my mind almost 15 months ago to make this mead, even though I'm not much of a drinker! So, I got a friend of mine who has fermentation jars & the necessary bottles to get the job done! I furnished the ingredients, & he helped me out with the processing! All I wanted out of it was a bottle of the mead, so he was happy enough with the 'leftovers' if you could call them that! I was almost tempted to taste it after a couple of months, but was persuaded to leave things alone for at least a year! And here I am now to tell you what? I have no idea what honey mead should taste like, but I can tell you 2 things: I thoroughly enjoyed the mead that I drank, & my friend, who is much more knowledgeable than I am assured me that the mead was worthy of at least 7 or 8 stars, so . . . Thanks so much, French Tart, for the great recipe! [Made & reviewed in Bargain Basement recipe tag]
Nice story, always love learning about food history. This recipe sounds delicious. I've tried homemade mead before and I really enjoyed it, but I don't know the exact recipe that was used except that he varied it with different types of honey and fermentation times. I really wish I had the money, the room, the time, and the resources to make this. Going to save it anyway, just in case. :D Thanks for sharing, French Tart.