I read lots of tutorials before attempting making mead. In the end, I dissolved 3 gallons of honey in water to fill up a 1 gallon jug. The gravity was pretty damn high, I think saying the mead would be 16% alcohol. When I racked it after a month to get it off the trub, I tried a bit. It was damn alcoholic, almost like a fruity gasoline. Not terrible, but not great.
Do you think 3 pounds of honey per gallon is too much? I'm going to be making another batch soon with 2.5 pounds instead of 3.
I see. Well, I'm patient. I guess it will just have to age. I'll opt for less alcoholic next time.Warthaug wrote:You need to age. Strong meads can take 1-2 years to get good. Lower-alcohol ones (8-12%) can be ready in a few months.