Since the cultural invasion of Norse mythology, mead has gained a lot of relevance. There is no shortage of craft beverage fans eager to find out how to make mead at home. Fortunately, the process is uncomplicated and requires few resources, creativity, and patience.
As old as wine, mead was (and still is) very popular in Eastern and Northern Europe, having a connection to Norse mythology, which inspired some of the greatest classics in medieval fantasy and role-playing games, such as Lord of the Rings, Dungeons & Dragons, Beowulf, and most recently Game of Thrones, among many, many others.
Beyond the status, several craft drink lovers have been making their mead since long before. It is a drink with a high alcohol content (about 20%) but very sweet, which allows an incredible level of experimentation with fruit and various spices.
The traditional mead also has gradations, like wine, and can be dry, demi-dry, and sweet. With the addition of fruit, it gains many nuances. Among the most popular blends are Cyser, with apple, Pyment, with grapes, Berry, with berries such as strawberry and raspberry, Stone Fruit, with stone fruit, which can be mixed with many other delicacies, malted grains, herbs, and vegetables.Continue reading “How to make your own mead!”