Going back to my habit of re-trying old recipes, I’m trying out Thanksgiving mead again (hopefully in time for Christmas, at least) using some cheap-o Argentinian or whatever clover honey that I picked up at Costco.  Very straightforward recipe, but as opposed to last time I tried Tgiving mead, I’m going to lay off so much of the spices, keep it a little toned down.  Potentially rack onto some oranges/lemons to give it a bit of citrus to complement the spices.


  • 12 lbs Clover honey (10 lbs from Costco, 2lbs leftover from old gallon)
  • warm tap water up to 5 gal
  • approx 1-2tbsps each of allspice, nutmeg, cloves
  • 1 packet Lalvin K1-V1116 yeast, prepared according to the packet

Some stats:

  • Started: 1 September 2010

(minor note: I did miss putting in yeast nutrient, which is usually a habit of mine, but we’ll see–it may not be necessary to get the fermentation going)