Brewing Mead: Wassail! in Mazers of Mead : the Intriguing History of the Beverage of Kings and Easy, Step-by-step Instructions for Brewing it at Home

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Brewers Publications, 1986 - Mead - 199 pages
Mead, an ancient honey-based brew, is without doubt the most intriguing of all fermentables. Some brewers say that its dry Champagne or sweet, smooth, fine-wine taste is the best. For centuries, mead has been the drink of European royalty. It is reputed to be a powerful aphrodisiac. Now you have the opportunity to make some yourself and see. Brewing Mead provides step-by-step recipes for making this tantalising delight. Charlie Papazian shows exactly how ordinary homebrew equipment and ingredients can be used to brew several types of mouth-watering mead. Robert Gayre traces the history of this ancient brew from its roots in mythology, as the liquor of Greek gods, throughout Europe, where it was the forefather of ale and beer as we know them.

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Honey and Mead in Ancient Mythology
Ale Mead and Beer Before and at the Dawn

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