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Joe's Ancient Orange Mead!

Mason Jar Size: 64 oz.
  • 1 ¾ lbs Clover Honey (you can try different honey varieties for different flavors!)
  • ½ Large orange (later cut in 1/8ths or smaller; rind and all) 
  • ½ small handful of raisins (13 if you count) 
  • ½ stick of cinnamon 
  • ½ whole clove (or 1 if you like - these are very strong!) 
  • Optional (a ½ pinch of nutmeg and allspice)
  • ½ teaspoon of Fleishmann’s bread yeast (you can find this in your grocery store) 
  • Balance water to ½ gallon
    1. Dissolve honey in some warm water and pour into your mason jar
    2. Wash orange well and add orange
    3. Put in raisins, clove, cinnamon stick, and fill to 3 inches from the top with cold water.
    4. Gently shake your jar to aerate your honey water
    5. When at room temperature in your kitchen, put in ½ teaspoon of bread yeast.
    6. Install your Go Ferment kit. It will start working immediately or in an hour. After major foaming stops in a few days add some water and then keep your hands off of it. Try not to shake it after this point.
    7. After 1-2 months, it will be complete and the mead will be relatively clear! Then you can put a hose in with a small cloth filter on the end into the clear part and siphon off the golden nectar. If you wait long enough even the oranges will sink to the bottom but I never waited that long. If it is clear it is ready!

We hope you enjoy your Mead!  Make sure to tag #GoFerment on any pictures you share on Instagram and post them on our FaceBook page.  We LOVE seeing your ferments in the making!  If you have any specific recipes you are interested just let us know!  We will keep the recipes coming :)

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  • Age Congdon on

    Just got a set of 2 kits for my birthday the other day and put together this recipe today. We did one jar with clover honey and one with orange blossom. :) Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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