hist-brewing: celtic mead

Wylie A. & Gail D. Smith wyliesmith at isomedia.com
Mon Oct 20 22:13:06 PDT 1997


You got my attention.

Larry's Brewing Supply says that heather is commercially available,
hopefully it is not too expensive.  2 pounds, huh?  Quite a bit of stuff in
the primary there.  I haven't done mead before,  just beer and wine. I like
rose hips. Any extra information on the spruce?



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| From: allotta at earthlink.net
| To: History of Brewing <hist-brewing at pbm.com>
| Subject: hist-brewing: celtic mead
| Date: Sunday, October 19, 1997 6:52 AM
| 
| A basic mead recipe form celtic are.
| 
| Sweet Mead for 5 gallons.
| >From Mark Poliner
|  15# honey (mixed clover and other floral honeys like wildflower)
|  2# Heather Flowers (washed & without fertalizer)
|  4 ounces Rose Hips (provides vitamin C=anti-oxident & acid)
|  2 ounces Spruce Leaves (acid source)
|   "Froth of wine or ale added"  For modern times a wine years can be
| added.  
| 
| For best representation of period style, an open fermentation could be
| used.  This will inocculate the must with lactic & other micro-
| organisms.  The acid bite these provide would likely give a flavor
| profile that  would mimic medieval or pre-medieval brewing.
| comments??
| 
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