Cookbook Review ~The Complete Guide To Making Mead

Review By: Gloria Cohen

If you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own mead or honey wine, this is the perfect book, Also a great gift for the upcoming holidays.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING MEAD
The Ingredients, Equipment, Processes, and Recipes for Crafting Honey Wine
by Steve Piatz
Voyageur Press

9780760345641

FOOL-PROOF STEPS FOR MEAD-MAKING & CRAFTING HONEY WINE

An up-to-date, modern, and authoritative guide to homemade mead-making. Whether you’re the stone-cold beginner to a seasoned veteran, the book has something for everybody. Author Steve Piatz begins with a brief history of the fermented beverage and continues in chapters which include:

Characteristics and Varieties
The Basic Process
Yeast Strains
Packaging
Recipe Development
Recipes
Finishing Your Mead
You will be treated to discussions of yeast and special ingredients, as well as what equipment is necessary and recommended and an illustrated and detailed look at the basic process. Readers will also discover advanced techniques, such as oaking, clarifying, aging, spicing, and blending. There are even sections on developing recipes and troubleshooting problems with the brewing process.

With more than 100 color photos, THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING MEAD includes dozens of recipes for basic meads (honey only), melomels (honey and fruit), metheglins (honey and spices), and braggots (honey and malt).

At a bookseller near you $24.99 US / $27.99 CAN

ALSO AVAILABLE AS EBOOK!  (Amazon, Apple, Nook,Barnes and Noble, etc.).

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