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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.

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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.

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Easy to Start Making Mead
Great kit - even easier to start making mead than brewing an extract beer recipie. You do need to obtain a fermenting vessel to use the kit, as none is included. Luckily, there are plenty to choose from - I bought the Big Mouth Bubbler (ported) and it is great.
December 17, 2017
4 months ago
NB Artisanal Standard Semi-Sweet Mead Kit
This is my 1st time to make Honey Mead. I'm still in the clearing stages, but I back sweetened it, and took a taste today months early. It has a strong honey taste, and coming in at 18%
March 8, 2017
1 year ago
Not really Impressed...
Finished super dry and tart - as in final SPG reading about 1.001. Ended up adding about a pound of honey into the 5.5 gallon batch after secondary fermentation then cold crashing it just to sweeten it up. The dry isn't really the problem - but the tart a bit sourness is really kind of depressing. Could have been the yeast - normally I just use ordinary dry champaign yeast; this time I think I used a Wyeast yeast. Out of maybe a dozen batches of mead, take tops for the least favorite batch. Like other meads, should mellow out over time and the favors blend together. Will probably not buy again.
January 8, 2017
1 year ago
Great service
They were very good about informing me of the delay and the product was of high quality.
October 11, 2016
Great kit
The honey is absolutely delicious. Some honey found its way onto the instructions and nutrient packets but not enough to cause any problems. NB has instructions posted on the site. Im very happy with my purchase.
December 20, 2015
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!
January 4, 2013
Gotta Let It Age
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.
November 19, 2012
New brewer, but instructions left me with a 'stuck' fermentation
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.
November 13, 2012
Let it age
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!
June 10, 2012
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Unsure about what exactly comes in the kit. Will it include everything needed to brew a batch including ingredients?
S H on Nov 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: There is no equipment included in the kit, only the ingredients. You need a fermentation vessel, like a carboy or fermentation bucket that you can seal and install an airlock on. I would also recommend a funnel to catch the honey as you pour it out of the container it comes in. Overall, you barely need any equipment to make this Mead, so it is much easier than brewing beer. This Mead kit turns out great with no additional additives such as fruit or flavorings that some people add. Keep in mind that it takes approximately 3 months to finish fermenting, and you will need bottling equipment like a siphon and bottling bucket once the Mead is ready.
How many pounds of honey is included in the 3gal/5gal kits?
A shopper on Feb 17, 2018
How many pounds of honey comes in the 3gal/5gal kits?
Jacob G on Feb 17, 2018

I made a 5 gallon batch of the Semi-Sweet Honey Mead. The package came with 12 pounds of honey. I was hoping for a sweeter mead... everyone else liked the sweetness. Next time, I will go with 18 pounds of honey... but it is all in the each persons preference. Hope this information helped.

Is the honey provided considered to be "raw" honey or has it been pasteurized? I have an highly allergic partner who won't drink the product unless I can assure them of it being raw. You guys are the best ! Thanks.
Taylor R on Nov 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The Ame's Farm honey is raw and not pasteurized but I would suggest using caution with any allergy.

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