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Making Mead: Honey plus time yields a delicious beverage

We have been intending to make mead for so long that it had become something of a joke. “I’ll get to that right after we make mead.”

Then this past summer whilst cleaning the basement we realized we had nearly 14 pounds of honey … and that it was six years old.

Coincidentally, we had recently picked a large amount of elderberries. Sarah had originally intended to use the elderberries to dye yarn, and her mother, Nancy, intended to make a medicinal syrup, but they had so many elderberries they were looking for other options.

Time to make the mead… and a melomel.Read More »Making Mead: Honey plus time yields a delicious beverage