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  • jlwjlw
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    As background, my wife doesn't like beer. Can't stand the taste of any type of beer. Which has always worked out well for me since I have a built in DD.

    Tuesday night I ordered a beer that I thought was a IPA but ended up being a Mead (I didn't read the description). I didn't discover the error until the server brought the mead. At that time my wife and I both thought the server brought a glass of white zin. It looked, smelled and even tasted like white zin. My wife took a sip and really liked it and now she wants me to make a mead.

    I really don't know anything about them. I don't know if that a typical flavor profile? I've read through the mead section but thought I would ask here if anyone has a recipe that might fit that description?
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    take a bottle of white zin, rip the label off and tape a honeycomb to it.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    or @frydogbrews could give you some real advice.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679

    take a bottle of white zin, rip the label off and tape a honeycomb to it.


    This way seems legit to me. But....

    If you want to make mead taste like that you use that Wyeast sweet mead strain and also hard water. The rest is all in the honey you use....but the yeast and hard water will get you most of the way there.
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 56,723

    take a bottle of white zin, rip the label off and tape a honeycomb to it.


    This way seems legit to me. But....

    If you want to make mead taste like that you use that Wyeast sweet mead strain and also hard water. The rest is all in the honey you use....but the yeast and hard water will get you most of the way there.


    Hard water makes good mead?!?! I need to make some mead!

    "At least it's not Wyoming"
    - Popeye 1953

  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    DrCurly said:

    take a bottle of white zin, rip the label off and tape a honeycomb to it.


    This way seems legit to me. But....

    If you want to make mead taste like that you use that Wyeast sweet mead strain and also hard water. The rest is all in the honey you use....but the yeast and hard water will get you most of the way there.


    Hard water makes good mead?!?! I need to make some mead!


    I didn't say that.
    I think it depends on if you think white zinfandel tastes good.
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 56,723

    DrCurly said:

    take a bottle of white zin, rip the label off and tape a honeycomb to it.


    This way seems legit to me. But....

    If you want to make mead taste like that you use that Wyeast sweet mead strain and also hard water. The rest is all in the honey you use....but the yeast and hard water will get you most of the way there.


    Hard water makes good mead?!?! I need to make some mead!


    I didn't say that.
    I think it depends on if you think white zinfandel tastes good.


    I've had one or two that I liked, and never had one that was undrinkable...

    "At least it's not Wyoming"
    - Popeye 1953

  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 56,723
    Really, I should just make a doamn mead already.

    "At least it's not Wyoming"
    - Popeye 1953

  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,199
    DrCurly said:

    Really, I should just make a doamn mead already.



    do you have a lot of honey?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
    Posts: 56,723
    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    Really, I should just make a doamn mead already.



    do you have a lot of honey?


    I can get it relatively inexpensively from some local sources.

    "At least it's not Wyoming"
    - Popeye 1953

  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,199
    DrCurly said:

    Lakewood said:

    DrCurly said:

    Really, I should just make a doamn mead already.



    do you have a lot of honey?


    I can get it relatively inexpensively from some local sources.


    then get your mead on.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny