NB Artisanal Standard Semi-Sweet Mead Kit

SKU: U077

With a more pronounced aroma and greater mouthfeel than dry mead but with lower residual sugar than a true sweet mead, medium or semi-sweet mead has a very justified broad appeal.

Inventory and Instructions 5 gallon

Inventory and Instructions 3 gallon

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NB Artisanal Standard Semi-Sweet Mead Kit

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With a more pronounced aroma and greater mouthfeel than dry mead but with lower residual sugar than a true sweet mead, medium or semi-sweet mead has a very justified broad appeal. Includes Wyeast 4783 Rudesheimer Yeast. OG: 1.080-1.083. Time to make: 3 months minimum.

NB Artisanal Mead Kits. Based on Ames Farm's amazing honey, these are simple, uncluttered traditional meads designed to let the honey shine through. Because the floral sources and composition of Ames Farm honey will change with the season and years, and are dependent on variables like hive placement and weather, every batch of these kits will be unique.

Each recipe is available in two sizes - three gallon or five gallon.

Customer Reviews

good Review by Abe
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I had never had mead before, but the people I gave this to said it tasted like the stuff you get at Ren Fest. I have a few bottles left that I'm going to age a bit to see if it improves. Right now it has a bit of a musty taste to it, but it is overall good...and strong! (Posted on 1/4/13)
Gotta Let It Age Review by Paul
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This mead seems to start off slow after being bottled...slow, but steady. I've had mine in the bottle about 8 months now and the flavor profile does nothing but improve with time. It's not really ready to drink until about 4-5 months old...but if you can wait a year, you should have a great-tasting mead. (Posted on 11/19/12)
New brewer, but instructions left me with a 'stuck' fermentation Review by Sean
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This is my first mead, so I followed the instructions precisely. After a week, there was no activity in the airlock and a gravity reading confirmed no fermentation was taking place. I took two steps to get things rocking:

1) Aerated the must ( shook the carboy )
2) Got more yeast, made a starter.

Did those two things, fermentation is off and running. Figured I'd post for any other mead noobs like myself. (Posted on 11/13/12)
Let it age Review by Bruce
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I made this about a year and a half ago- after a couple months in the bottle I tried it and thought "ehh, it's OK". Truthfully I had nothing to compare it with, never having had mead before. I set the rest of the bottles aside and sort of forgot about it. About a month ago I came across the bottles, cooled one down and tried it. AMAZING! Nicely effervescent- a great summer day ender! You won't be disappointed! (Posted on 6/10/12)