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matter how you got here, though… the common thread is that you have an
interest in or a curiosity about mead.
is mead? Very simply stated – it is an alcoholic beverage where the primary
fermentable agent is honey. There are many types and styles of mead,
probably with as great a range of combinations as in beer or wine. What
they all have in common is the honey – the secret of mead.
has been around for a long time – over 8000 years by some estimates.
Archaeologists have found evidence of it in just about every culture.
Although hard to say for sure, it looks like the oldest evidence may be
around the Indian sub-continent. What is certain is that a great
many ancient cultures cultivated mead in some form. From the lighthearted Ypocras
of the Greek city-states to the rich mulsum of ancient Rome, to the
frothy braggot of the ancient Scandinavians, right up to the spiced
or fruity wine-like melomels and metheglins of the British
Isles, mead in many forms has definitely made its mark.
I’ve done a great deal of
research on mead in general – mostly as a result of my affiliation with a
“live action” historical group called the Society for Creative
Anachronism, Inc. I hold a Grant of Arms award for brewing and
vintning, and teach classes within the organization’s educational structure
on both ‘history of...' and ‘how to...’ for beer, wine, and mead.
I also happen to be a
partner in a homebrewing supply shop in NW Missouri that caters to historical
brewers and brewers with unusual tastes. Home Brew Supply,
LLC is a full-service shop with an informative web
site, toll-free and email customer assistance, and some great deals on
supplies and equipment – including home distilling equipment. You can
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peruse my site. If you see something you like, or know something you would
like to see added, let me know. I
love talking about my favorite hobby.