Mead Making

Mead is a wine made from honey and is possibly mankind's original fermented beverage. Mead kits yield three or five gallons and can be brewed using equipment from a beer or winemaking starter kit.

For melomels with fruit, we recommend an extra-large primary fermentor of 7 to 8 gallons.

Be sure to take a look at our NB Artisanal Mead Kits, made with Ames Farm's amazing honey — these are simple and traditional mead recipes 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.

For more information about how to make the best mead possible, click here!
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Ames Farm Artisanal Minnesota Honey

Ames Farm Artisanal Minnesota Honey

$13.99

A Northern Brewer exclusive! Ames Farm of Watertown, MN produces nationally-recognized artisanal honey with old-world apiary techniques.Ames Farm o...

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Campden Tablets of Potassium Metabisulfite

$6.99

Capsules of potassium metabisulfite; use to prevent oxidation and growth of wild yeast and bacteria in must.Campden Tablets are easy-to-use capsule...

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Cherry Bomb! Hydromel

Cherry Bomb! Hydromel

$85.99

Take a refreshing mead, infuse it with the power of an M-80 filled with ripe Bing, Lambert and Royal Anne cherries and watch the sparks fly. Clover...

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Clover Honey

Clover Honey

from $7.99

Clover honey is light in color with a floral flavor and a pleasant mild taste. This honey is unpasteurized, heated to less than 132° F, and straine...

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Curt & Kathy Blackberry Melomel Mead Kit

Curt & Kathy Blackberry Melomel Mead Kit

$105.99

Elements of a sweet late-harvest red wine or ruby port mixed in with the floral high notes of wildflower honey. Another Curt and Kathy creation, th...

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Curt & Kathy Raspberry Melomel Mead Kit

Curt & Kathy Raspberry Melomel Mead Kit

$105.99

Raspberries are one of the most popular additions to mead, and after tasting the results of this kit it easy to understand why. Starting with sweet...

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Curt & Kathy Sweet Mead Kit

Curt & Kathy Sweet Mead Kit

from $55.99

A pure, unadulterated sweet mead from your choice of a single honey variety. Honey varieties can taste incredibly different from one another. The b...

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Lalvin 71B-1122 Narbonne White Wine Yeast

Lalvin 71B-1122 Narbonne White Wine Yeast

$2.19

A semi-dry white wine yeast that will enhance fruit flavors and add fruity esters. Use for whites, roses, nouveaus and concentrates. Also known as ...

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Lalvin EC-1118 Prise de Mousse Wine Yeast

Lalvin EC-1118 Prise de Mousse Wine Yeast

$2.19

A low foaming, vigorous and fast fermenter good for both reds and whites. It is also ideal for ciders and sparkling wines. AKA Prise de Mousse. Sa...

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Lalvin ICV - D-47 White Wine Yeast

Lalvin ICV - D-47 White Wine Yeast

$2.19

Leaves a wine very full bodied with enhanced mouthfeel. Accentuates varietal character and contributes ripe tropical fruit and citrus notes. A vig...

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Light-Amber Honey Blend

Light-Amber Honey Blend

from $7.99

Excellent value, light-amber color, neutral flavor make this a good base for sweet, fruit, and spiced meads. We offer this honey for its excellent ...

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NB Artisanal Sack Sweet Mead Kit

NB Artisanal Sack Sweet Mead Kit

from $74.99

A very strong beverage, sack is the mead equivalent of a late-harvest icewine or a barley wine. A viscous and intense sipping experience. Includes ...

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NB Artisanal Standard Dry Mead Kit

NB Artisanal Standard Dry Mead Kit

from $54.99

Fermented to completion, dry mead is delicate and more subtle than medium or sack mead. Becomes champagne-like if you carbonate it. Excellent as an...

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NB Artisanal Standard Semi-Sweet Mead Kit

NB Artisanal Standard Semi-Sweet Mead Kit

from $54.99

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 ha...

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Orange Blossom Honey

Orange Blossom Honey

from $24.99

This aromatic honey makes fantastic mead.This aromatic honey makes a fantastic mead! Our current batch of orange blossom honey is mild, with citrus...

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Potassium Metabisulfite

$3.79

An antioxidant and bactericide that releases sulfur dioxide into wine must. Potassium metabisulfite is one of the most important winemaking compoun...

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Potassium Sorbate

$3.79

Potassium sorbate, aka "stabilizer," prevents renewed fermentation in wine that is to be bottled and/or sweetened. Use 1/2 teaspoon per gallon.

Red Star Cote Des Blancs

Red Star Cote Des Blancs

$2.19

An excellent choice for fruit wines, especially apple. If fermented at cooler temperatures it will not ferment to dryness producing a sweeter wine ...

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Red Star Pasteur Blanc

Red Star Pasteur Blanc

$2.19

Pasteur Blanc is all purpose and vigorous, a moderately foaming and sulfite tolerant strain useful in producing white wines. AKA UCD #595. An all p...

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Red Star Premier Cuvee

Red Star Premier Cuvee

$2.19

One of the fastest, cleanest, and most neutral of all Red Star wine yeasts, this strain is recommended for reds, whites and especially champagnes. ...

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The Compleat Meadmaker

The Compleat Meadmaker

$24.99

By Ken Schramm. This book is by far the most detailed and authoritative book on home meadmaking. Ingredients, techniques, styles, and recipes. 212 ...

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White Labs WLP720 Sweet Mead

White Labs WLP720 Sweet Mead

$9.99
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Leaves some residual sweetness. Slightly fruity and will tolerate alcohol concentrations up to 15%.A wine yeast strain that is less attenuative tha...

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Wildflower Honey

Wildflower Honey

from $19.99

Light amber in color and is very sweet and robust. This wildflower is produced by placing hives in prairies and grasslands where bees have access ...

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Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead

Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead

$8.99

Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead yeast leaves 2-3% residual sugar in most mead. Rich, fruity profile complements fruit-mead fermentation. One of two strains...

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