Simple Honey Mead Using Stingless Australian Native Bee Honey
This is a super simple and delicious recipe to make home made honey mead with a splash of stingless Australian native bee honey. Adding in stingless Australian Native Bee Honey gives the mead a very subtle tangy bit not seen with regular honey.
- 1.4 Kilograms of honey
- 200 Grams of stingless Australian native bee honey
- 1 Large orange
- 1 Teaspoon of bread yeast
- 25 Raisins
- 1 Whole clove
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 3.8 Litres of water
- 5 Litre demijohn with airlock
- Brewing sterilizer
- Measuring jug
- Ensure all equipment is clean a sterilized before starting.
- Add all of the two different types of honey into the demijohn. If you do not have access to Stingless Native Bee Honey. Just use 1.6 Kilograms or regular honey.
- Wash the orange skin to remove any pesticides or nasties potentially on the orange skin.
- Chop the orange into sections small enough to fit in the demijohn opening and add the orange to the demijohn.
- Add the raisins, cinnamon stick and clove to the demijohn.
- Fill the demijohn with 3.8 litres of water.
- With the lid on very carefully shake the demijohn to mix up all the ingredients and oxygenate the brew.
- Once the brew is at room temperature add in 1 teaspoon of bread yeast and install the airlock.
- Place the brew in a coolish dark location. Ideal temperature is around 20 to 25° C. Hallway cupboard, Laundry or Kitchen cupboards can bee great locations.
- Leave the brew for approximately 2 months for the yeast to convert all the sugars into alcohol. You will know when the brew is ready as the demijohn will change from cloudy to clear.
- Now it is time to decant out the mead from the demijohn into storage bottles. Make sure not mix up the sediment and only extract the clear liquid.
- All done! You have now completed making simple honey mead using Stingless Australian Native Bee Honey. On average using bread yeast you should have some mead around 12% alcohol.
Want to make some adjustments?
- Too sweet – Add less honey
- Not sweet enough – Add more honey
- Want a higher alcohol percentage – Try a proper brewers yeast so that the yeast can handle the higher alcohol content.