Anyone Know Anything About Mead?

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morry

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Guys,
Just wondering if anyone here has ever brewed, or even tasted a mead. I know they used to drink a lot of it in britain a few years back. And being fermented honey, it sounds ok, but in all the bottle shops I have ever been to, I have never seen a mead for sale. Just wondering what the go is here.
Sean
 

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from what i tried as a "learning" judge on the weekend, i wouldn't brew it myself, high alc... very high alc, high in honey flavoour and aroma, a very different drink, i wouldn't call it a beer, and doubt you would sit down to drink a pot :)

not for me!
 

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I have tasted and brewed my own mead - everyone who has tasted it likes it..

i made a spiced sweet mead...what do u want to know
 

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I dont think Im too keen on brewing one for while, since I havent even tasted one. Does anyone know any bottle shops around melbourne that would sell mead?
 

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The most popular one that is available everywhere in SA is Maxwells mead.
Maybe someone in Melbourne stocks their range.
It's not a particularly great example of mead but it will do.
Remember it is honey wine. If you don't like honey or wine....
Homebrewed mead can be great. I have won a few medals here and there for my mead. I must do some more again one day.
 

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morry

Buy Maxwells spiced or maxwells liqueur mead.
In th ebarossa there is Chatea Doriien - they make 4 meads - th ebest i sthe Grand Miele - 18.00 per bottle - jaffa flavour/grand marnier.

I have a spare double wine foam postage box.
i could send u a grand miele and stubby of my own home brewed sweet spiced mead for 30.00 inc postage if u want.
 

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Thanks for the offer GMK. Ill have a look around at another bottle shop while Im in the city tomorrow and Ill PM you if Im interested. Cheers.
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No worries - u do know that the freight on the wine box is 12.00 - hence the price of 30.00.

I dont want to get told off by the taxman ......
 
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Bradmcmn knows a lot about meads . . .ask him how to make good ones, not that hard, just need some patience
 

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