Rose mead.

This is a ridiculously simple mead that was very nice in a couple of months. Arkady made a sampler, we concurred it was a spectacular success and did a couple of demijohns. The faint rose taste and smell goes wonderfully with the honey. You’ll enjoy this one.

Two filtered demijohns of rose mead, after we'd sampled only a few glasses for quality control purposes. Next to it you can see the date braggot that Arkady just started.

Two filtered demijohns of rose mead, after we’d sampled only a few glasses for quality control purposes. Next to it you can see the date braggot that Arkady just started.

To make one five-litre demijohn, you will need:

  • About a litre of rose water. Common in Indian cooking, widely available in the UK; I just got this from the Indian aisle in Asda.
  • Four 340g jars of cheapest Tesco honey.
  • Warm water to top it up to about four litres.
  • A heaped teaspoon of super-yeast.

I put the rose water in first, poured in honey through a funnel, shook warm water in the jars to get the remaining honey into the demijohn, topped it up to about four litres and added the yeast. Then I shook it furiously to mix it all up.

We started this on 15 March 2014 and filtered it yesterday (30 May 2014). We ended up with rocket fuel, about 13.6% ABV.

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