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Start Making This Delightful Spiced Mead Today and Drink It Next Month

A short mead (also known as a small mead) is a honey wine brewed with less honey than usual. It takes less time for fermentation since there is less sugar in the mixture for the yeast to consume when using less honey.

Because there is less honey to begin with, the yeast will produce less alcohol, resulting in a lower ABV. Instead, it will produce a wonderful mead that is full of taste but lacks the major alcoholic punch.

Short meads, unlike traditional meads with a higher alcohol concentration, are not supposed to be aged in bottles before consumption. This fact alone makes short meads an excellent beverage option for celebrations and gatherings of all kinds.

Start this delicious mead today and you’ll have your own mead to sip on by next month.


1. Equipment List

  • a stockpot
  • a funnel with a strainer
  • one-gallon glass jug
  • three-piece airlock

To add some flavor to your mead, try using any combination of the following: (Choose at least three of these spices to get a pleasant, spicy flavor.)

  • 1 whole 3” of cinnamon stick (Ceylon is best)
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 2 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 slice of candied ginger
  • 1-2 1/8” slices of peeled ginger
  • 3 juniper berries
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 whole nutmeg (crushed)


  • 1 gallon of water
  • 2 lb. jar of honey
  • 12 raisins
  • The juice of one orange
  • 1 cup of strong, black tea, cooled
  • Spice blend
  • 1 packet of Lalvin D47 yeast
There is no need for expensive tools for brewing short meads.
The list of ingredients is also short. I’m betting that you already have most of these items in your cupboards.

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