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    I've considered doing this, too, just to see what it would taste like since I can't find any locally. It means brewing a whole batch, though, and since I'm not much of a drinker and don't care to invest the money on buying the supplies and then waiting half a year for the end product, I haven't bothered to do it. I did watch some videos on youtube that seemed legitimate. Always make sure to keep things as sanitary as possible.

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    I have had real meade once and it was very good. I don't think you can buy it around here either. They do sell some local wine called meade but it is not the same. I think I will try and make some one day.

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    There is mead available......

    Quote Originally Posted by J Baughman View Post
    I have had real meade once and it was very good. I don't think you can buy it around here either. They do sell some local wine called meade but it is not the same. I think I will try and make some one day.
    In Indiana there are a couple of Wineries that also make Mead, at Bloomington, which is not too far North. There is Oliver Winery and Butler Winery. In Indianapolis there is Easley's Winery, also making Mead.

    I've had the Mead from Oliver and from Easley's Wineries. Both are nice, light Meads. I've not had the Mead from Butler, yet. But I mean to.
    There are also a couple of Meaderies in the Northern part of the State that specialize in Mead. I've had Mead from one, but I can't recall which one.

    I don't buy much commercial Mead because it's always been cheaper & better to make our own. The price of Honey has gone up to nearly $2.50 a pound now though. It's just the price you have to pay, I guess.
    Hail the Brewers!!

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    I have tried brewing Mead (which I love) several times now, but each time it turns out tasting like Battery Acid! Oh it's strong, and after a glass or two it will put you on your back....but the taste!!!!!

    It is supposed to get better with age, but I have some I made four years ago, it gets stronger I think but no sweeter!

    Being an impatient person, I don't mind brewing Beer/Ale where there is a short turnaround (even for brewing disasters) but the thought of waiting months or years just to have it turn out wrong drives me crazy!

    Luckily I have a shop close by which sells about 7 different types of Mead, they range in price from £4.99 up to £8.99 (and they ship) so for me it's better to buy it as I need it.

    I doff my cap to all you successful brewers out there!


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