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Cherry Pyment

Cherry Pyment

This has taken two silver medals so far this season (Merrimack valley Homebrew Competition and Meadlennium in Florida) and just helped me win the coveted title at the SCA event known as the Baronial Brewers Smackdown at Highland Foorde’s Highland River Melees.  I wrote this rather hurriedly, and I’m afraid it shows. The Recipe Started August […]

Mead: King Arthur's Own

Mead: King Arthur’s Own

This is another recipe from the gotmead.com site, which if you make meads you should probably know about.  It’s very pleasant, and with enough malt that I’d call it a braggot, even though F.H. who posted it calls it a melomel (I truly don’t know why).  When the author mentions it “won […]

Buckwheat Oatmeal Braggot

Buckwheat Oatmeal Braggot

Much to my regret, I didn’t save the email or the list link I got this from.  For those who like the richer flavors of buckwheat honey, this is a very nice recipe indeed!  Whoever and wherever you are, Sasper, thank you.  Have you tried this? Made it, tasted it?  […]

MIddle-of-the-road Braggot Recipe

MIddle-of-the-road Braggot Recipe

This is from http://byo.com/feature/875.html.  It looks like a reasonable, basic, extract-based braggot recipe for those who maybe aren’t up to whole grain or aren’t sure about braggots.  See, I think the thing about braggots is that, for women, they can be gateway beer.  Women don’t tend to like much hoppiness, and in America […]

Rose Hip or Claymore's mead

Rose Hip or Claymore’s mead

 This is from the GotMead.com website.  If you like to make mead and you don’t know that site, you should.  I find the recipes uneven, but the community’s really helpful.  “Meadwench” is the webmaster there, and one of the movers and shakers behind the Mazer Cup. Claymore’s Mead Created by […]

Ginger Rosemary Lime Mead

Ginger Rosemary Lime Mead

 I have made this and found it to be light and very pleasant with dinner on a hot summer night.  That said, it is too light and not apparently sweet enough for everyone’s taste. I omitted the Munton’s brewing yeast.  There are two historical references before she gets to the recipe […]

Mead with Maple: AcerMead

Mead with Maple: AcerMead

An acerglyn is a maple syrup-honey combination mead. Don’t you just love the old, arcane vocabulary of meads?  I have a batch of this, without the spices, in the bottle aging. I used grade B syrup (much less ex$pensive).  We’ll see how it turns out, but I think in another year or […]

Peach Cordial

Peach Cordial

     My nephew Ross has been making cordials since college, but just recently knocked my socks off with this one and the Cranberry Cordial also on this site. Have you tried this? Made it, tasted it?  What did you think?      3 lbs peaches, pitted and quartered (I left the skins […]

Cranberry Cordial

Cranberry Cordial

Have you tried this? Made it, tasted it?  What did you think?      16 oz. cranberries      1/2 peel lemon, scraped      1/4 peel orange, scraped      1.5 c vodka (I used white brandy)       1.5 c sugar syrup (simple syrup) Steep 4 weeks or until as smooth as you wish. […]

Golden Braggot

Golden Braggot

 This recipe is based on Ken Schramm’s “Don’t Cry For Me Spargentina” recipe, in The Compleat Meadmaker. The name reminds me to get a sense of humor sometimes, but the recipe is good. Have you tried this? Made it, tasted it?  What did you do differently?  Please let me know what you […]

English Mild Ale

This man is one of the best to-style brewers I’ve ever met.  Posted by: “Carl Swan” tcni.java.jedi@gmail.com lordseamus@ymail.com …In that case, my basic English Mild Ale recipe is: 5lbs pale liquid malt extract (or 4lbs of dry malt extract) 1/2 lb Crystal 60L 1/4 lb Chocolate Malt 1 oz Fuggle hop […]

Drunken Squirrel Ale

Drunken Squirrel Ale

 Ingredients: 1 can (1.8kg) Nut Brown Ale Extract 2 lbs Plain Extra Light Dry Extract 1 lb Clover Honey .5 lb Carapils .5 lb Wheat Malt .5 lb Special B .5 lb Biscuit .25 lb Chocolate 1 oz Fuggles Hop Pellets 1 oz Willamette Hop Leafs 2 pkg Nottingham Dry Yeast […]