fc89konkari
UG Addict
Join date: Jan 2010
2,061 IQ
#1
Anyone ever made mead? I'm planning of making some awesome mead for mayday. How should I approach that?
xhisor
Yes.
Join date: Dec 2008
653 IQ
#2
with the blood of your enemies
gr8 b8 m8 i r8 8/8
Cb4rabid
K♦️
Join date: May 2009
2,628 IQ
#3
idk I couldn't finish beowolf because it sucked
pinga
KiLLSWiTCH-KnoT
Banned
Join date: Jun 2008
664 IQ
#7
Quote by xhisor
with the blood of your enemies

Pretty appropriate user for first post in such a thread
zilant
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2008
2,245 IQ
#8
I have no idea when this "mayday" thing is (sometime in may?) but mead takes a few months to make properly. Like many wines (which mead is) you need to let it sit for several months.

I actually have 2 gallons that will be ready in about a month or so.

This is a great resource if you wanted to get started. It can be relatively inexpensive as a hobby.

http://stormthecastle.com/mead/index.htm
jonathan666666
UG's Boyscout
Join date: Oct 2008
122 IQ
#9
I've made wine. It's the same thing (to my knowledge), but you use honey as a base as opposed to grape juice.
Get a jug. SANITIZE IT! Fill it with water, honey, raisins, and sugar. Pitch the yeast. Use wine makers yeast. Grocery store bread yeast will not be anywhere as good. Use an air lock (stretch a condom over the mouth of the jug and poke a little hole in it, or buy one, they're cheap). Wait about a month. pour off the liquid, and leave the sediment on the bottom. Pour it into another jug. Let it sit another month. Pour off the liquid again. After that, I'm pretty sure you have something mead-ish.
FORZA CATANIA
Morphogenesis26
UG Nerd
Join date: Apr 2011
468 IQ
#12
I'm prized by men, in the meadows I'm found,
Gathered on hill-sides, and hunted in groves;
From dale and from down, by day I am brought.
Airy wings carry me, cunningly store me,
Hoarding me safe. Yet soon men take me;
Drained into vats, I'm dangerous grown.
I tie up my victim, and trip him, and throw him;
Often I floor a foolish old churl.
Who wrestles with me, and rashly would measure
His strength against mine, will straightway find himself
Flung to the ground, flat on his back,
Unless he leave his folly in time,
Put from his senses and power of speech,
Robbed of his might, bereft of his mind,
Of his hands and feet. Now find me my name,
Who can bind and enslave men so upon earth,
And bring fools low in broad daylight.

:3
Todd Hart
Do Sadists go to Hell?
Join date: Sep 2009
153 IQ
#13
1. Get honey.
2. Get water.
3. Add honey to water.
4. Wait for beard to grow and don a horned helmet.
5. Drink mead.
...Stapling helium to penguins since 1949.
ChemicalFire
King of Bacon Pancakes
Join date: Oct 2007
5,773 IQ
#14
Go to Germany... they sell it there... well they sell Met which is pretty much the same thing.
All I want is for everyone to go to hell...
...It's the last place I was seen before I lost myself



Quote by DisarmGoliath
You can be the deputy llamma of the recordings forum!
BladeSlinger
nerd
Join date: Jan 2007
1,793 IQ
#15
There are kits for beginners in some wine stores.
Quote by cemges
And tell, how come you became idiot enough

Quote by captainsnazz
brot pls
daytripper75
Hold mah diiiick!
Join date: Jun 2003
2,960 IQ
#16
My friend made it once. It was alright.


Why not just buy some? I know a few places where I can purchase it.
fc89konkari
UG Addict
Join date: Jan 2010
2,061 IQ
#17
Making myself for the coolness factor, also cause I can make it as strong as I want to. Aaaand I'm a minor (didn't see that one coming).

Anyone with experience, what are the mistakes I could make? How long before it goes bad, in a fridge?
Child In Time
no talk of weather
Join date: May 2004
438 IQ
#18
My grandmother used to make this:

- get a rectangular tray (pref with separate parts);
- pour a fair amount of water in;
- put it in freezer for about 24 hrs.

ice.
Friends, applaud the comedy is over.


I'd dance with you but...


BladeSlinger
nerd
Join date: Jan 2007
1,793 IQ
#19
Quote by Child In Time
My grandmother used to make this:

- get a rectangular tray (pref with separate parts);
- pour a fair amount of water in;
- put it in freezer for about 24 hrs.

ice.

That sound awesome. I bet it would go great at parties.
Quote by cemges
And tell, how come you became idiot enough

Quote by captainsnazz
brot pls
fc89konkari
UG Addict
Join date: Jan 2010
2,061 IQ
#21
Oye! I made an airlock from a condom and poked a hole to it. Thing is, it doesnt really work like I thought it would. It doesnt let air out. Apparentyl the holes are too small. How could I make them bigger? ^.-
ChaosInside
aspiring scientist
Join date: Jul 2010
13 IQ
#22
Reminds me of the fact that I have everthing I need to make mead, but never got to actually making it.

I would advise against using makeshift airlocks and the likes, since it's very easy to actually ruin it. Making wine and mead is something that requires good cleaning and a sterile environment before going through the steps.

Can't you buy an airlock somewhere? And don't you usually use a waterlock anyway? Anyway, I am not an expert on this. I'm interested in seeing how your experiment is going.
crazysam23_Atax
Feuergesicht
Join date: Oct 2009
5,710 IQ
#23
Ya know what's great, TS? You're on the internet. I bet there's a guide somewhere on the internet about "How to Make Mead".
Wolfinator-x
Teeth
Join date: Apr 2007
1,337 IQ
#25
Get ye wenches t' bruu it forr ya, y'arr.
You are now using UG Black.
You are now using UG Classic.
Artists I'm listening to a lot lately:
Stray Cats, Gustav Holst

Mah Youtube vids.
if you truly loved me, you'd watch them (psst; it's not just glam stuff)

Mah Soundcloud