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Beer Style: Metheglin (26A)
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5 US gallons



I brewed my juniper metheglin last night. This is my fifth mead (in my first year of meading), but there were some lot of firsts.


  • 5 lbs Buckwheat honey
  • 3 lbs Clover honey
  • 1/2 cup Fresh juniper berries, ground up
  • 1 oz Fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 pot Really strong pu--erh tea (very earthy flavor, high tannin)
  • Belgian ale Wyeast started with 1 lump brown sugar and 2 tablespoons light malt extract

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I tried not to boil the must, for the first time. But then I didn't want to skim the white scum off too quickly, because I was afraid of removing the juniper pulp before it could flavor the mead. So I waited about an hour first. By this time, all the scum had disappeared! and I had nothing to skim.