hist-brewing: Blue Mead

WyteRayven at aol.com WyteRayven at aol.com
Tue Jan 9 18:03:30 PST 2001

I spoke to a friend who is well versed in both period food, as well as period 
dyeing, about the possibility of using Indigo in a mead to turn it blue.

She said that she didn't believe that indigo is toxic, but it is probably 
indigestible. She didn't think that it would work for making a blue mead 
though, because it isn't water soluble, and that the best that you would 
probably come up with would be a powdered blue sediment at the bottom of the 

She did, however, make some suggestions. She recommended trying alkanet or 
violets. Both were used in period to color food blue.

Hope this helps,


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