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Home » Recipes » Simple Sage Mead
Simple Sage Mead
Cullen's Sage Mead has knocked people's socks off before at our parties, but this time he takes the mead Club Only Competition slot with this simple preparation of honey and that California herb, Sage.
Style:    Metheglin
Brewed by:    Cullen Davis
Batch Size:    4 Gallons
Boil Time:    0 Minutes
Estimated OG    1.120
Estimated Alcohol    16.0% (abv)
Recipe Index
Grains, Extracts, Sugars
Malt Name Amount Percentage
Sage Honey 12.0 lbs -
Reverse Osmosis Water 3 Gallons -
Yeast
Man. Code Name Type Amount (Starter)
Red Star Cotes de Blanc Wine (1 dry packet)
Extras
1 oz Sage Leaves (added to hot must)
1 oz Sage Leaves (steeped in hot water and added to taste in bottling)
Notes

Heat water to about 160F, add honey and 1 ounce of sage leaves.

Cool the must and pitch yeast.

After fermentation is complete and you are ready to bottle, steep 1 ounce of fresh sage leaves in hot water, strain, cool and add to the mead right before bottling.

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