I started today another batch of Plain Old Mead: my last batch is almost all gone and I want to try to refine my process.  Plus the other two batches that I’ve got going right now are a maple mead and an agave mead, both very non-traditional.  I may add some spices when I rack it, but for now it is just honey, water, yeast nutrient, and yeast.  I’m using Tulip Poplar honey for the first time, so I also wanted to see what kind of flavor comes straight out of that honey.

Today I also added clay to the maple mead to clarify it and am eagerly waiting for the first rack on the agave mead, but the airlock is still happily bubbling away approximately 4 times/minute.


  • 12 lbs Tulip Poplar honey
  • 4 gallons warm tap water
  • 5 tsp fermax yeast nutrient
  • 1 packet Lalvin K1-V1116 yeast, prepared according to the packet

Stats on POM#2:

  • Started 18 June 2010