Category Archives: Types of mead

Pyment, Hippocras and yeast varieties

Pyment is a form of melomel (fruit mead) in which the fruit concerned is grapes. Which variety of grape determines the type of pyment; as with wine, you have red, white and blush (or rosé) pyments. Pyment is a bit … Continue reading

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Types of Mead

At its heart, mead is simply honey, yeast and water; but mead can have a wide variety of flavours depending on the honey & yeast used, additives (also known as “adjuncts” or “gruits”) such as fruits used and the method … Continue reading

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What’s brewing in the Amazing Mazery!

There’s quite a lot going on at the moment in my little kitchen alchemy lab, as the corner by the microwave has come to be dubbed! I’ve just been bottling up the strawberry and tropical melomels (fruit mead) that were … Continue reading

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