Thrilla from Vanilla
mead, metheglin, vanilla mead
Source: Forrest Cook (firstname.lastname@example.org.EDU), Mead
Digest #123, 5/1/93
Kelly Jones asks about whether vanilla works with mead.
I respond with YES! very well, indeed. I had a chance to try
some last summer and was very impressed. I did not get a recipe,
so I had to wing it when it came to making my own.
The unfermented beverage tasted great, it's been bubbling away for over a month.
I don't know how many vanilla beans are in one bottle, but I've heard that they
are rather potent.
Ingredients: (for 7 gallons)
- 9 Lbs of mesquite honey
- 2 Tbsp gypsum
- 1 4 ounce bottle of Madagascar vanilla extract added after the must cooled
- Canadian champagne yeast