Do you want to master the art and craft of making mead?
The Almost Off Grid Mead Making Journal has everything you need to get started.
Mead is a fermented drink, traditionally made from honey, water, and yeast. If you want to start making your own mead at home, this elegant journal contains all the information you need, even if you are new to homebrewing. It also has plenty of room to record your own notes as you become more experienced.
The Mead Making Journal includes:
- the key principles of winemaking and fermentation, and how they apply to mead
- the basic equipment needed to get started, some of which you will already have in your kitchen
- tips for sourcing honey
- the terms used in mead making and what they mean
- the additives you find in mead recipes, their purpose, and whether you always need to use them
- an overview of the different kinds of mead you can make
- all about sterilisation in winemaking, how easy it is, and why it is so important
- five tried and tested mead recipes
- knowing when fermentation has started, when it has finished, and when your mead is ready to drink
- mead making hints, tips, and more.
The five recipes are followed by over 100 lined journal pages. This will allow you to keep your mead recipes in one place, log your progress and record your making and tasting notes.
Written by homebrewing enthusiast Bev Toogood, Bev brews mead at home with honey from her bees and is keen to demystify this ancient craft. Bev and Andy's shop Almost Off Grid in Horam, East Sussex sells homebrewing and traditional food making equipment and ingredients.
As well as making their own wine, beer, cider, mead and cheese, Bev and Andy grow their own food, keep bees and chickens, and are enthusiastic foragers and fermenters. They also enjoy traditional crafts like soap and candle making, weaving, macramé and crochet. They are always looking for ways to create a simpler, greener, more sustainable way of living, and to share what they have learned along the way.
Bev has answered many of the questions she has been asked about mead making over the years in this Mead Journal, which includes all her hints and top tips.
This is the first in a series of Almost Off Grid Journals. Beautifully designed, they contain basic information in the front to get started, room in the margins for notes, and lined pages so you can add your own information and clippings as you build your knowledge. They allow you to create the perfect reference series just for you, covering a range of subjects related to traditional crafts and sustainable living.
This journal series came about when Bev realised she had books on all sorts of subjects, yet many of them were sitting on the shelf largely unused. When you buy a book on a topic that interests you, such as wine recipes, you tend not to revisit all of it. Some of the book appeals, some isn't, and then the book is often forgotten. Almost Off Grid Journals cover a range of subjects related to traditional crafts and sustainable living, enabling you to create your own reference library for ongoing use.
This journal measures 17.0 x 24.3cm and has 150 pages in total, with book industry perfect binding and a glossy cover designed to easily wipe clean. It is printed on high quality white paper which minimises ink bleed-through and is suitable for pen or pencil.
The Almost Off Grid Mead Making Journal is an essential tool for any mead maker and the ideal gift for all homemade wine enthusiasts.