hist-brewing: Apple cider

Kirsty Pollock kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com
Wed Dec 8 01:32:33 PST 1999



> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hist-brewing at rt.com [mailto:owner-hist-brewing at rt.com]On
> Behalf Of Jerry J Harder
> Sent: 08 December 1999 02:51
> To: brewinfo at xnet.com
> Cc: hist-brewing at pbm.com
> Subject: Re: hist-brewing: Apple cider
> 
> 
> >P.S. Someone posted about "hydromel" being honey water (presumably
> >unfermented).  Actually, some people call low-gravity/low-alcohol
> >meads hydromels (like 1.040 OG), but I've been told that "hydromel"
> >is the French word for mead, so it's probably a misuse of the term
> >to use it to mean specifically a low-alcohol mead.
> 
> Hydro meanig water
> mel meaning honey
> 
> I believe they are both greek
> 
> Master Gerald Goodwine

yes but it is also what the French call mead. Proper strong stuff at that. I
bought a few bottles form a beekeeping guy who had a market stall last time
I was over there - excellent stuff.

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