Sack Mead Sweet Mead

Mead fed in steps. Usually very sweet.

RecipeMakes 1 Gallon

  • 2 lbs of honey; another 4 lbs for step feeding

Add the first 2 lbs of honey to your fermenter, then fill with water up to half way. Shake the fermenter vigorously to dissolve the honey and aerate the must. Add water to fill most of the way, leaving some headspace in case it foams up. Add the yeast of your choice, and shake to incorporate. Finally, install an airlock, and store in a cool, dark place.

Every week or so, take a gravity reading, and add 1 lb of honey. Do this until the gravity reading doesn't change much. Once fermentation is complete, rack into another vessel for batch conditioning (also called secondary fermentation) or directly bottle.