Old Wayfarer is the world's first true amber mead, and it's surprisingly easy to make at home!
Old Wayfarer Clone Recipe
OG = 1.062
FG = .998
ABV = 6.8% abv.
Step by Step
Combine the first five ingredients at 104°F (40°C) stirring vigorously to aerate.
Wait 24 hours for the sulfites to do their thing, then sprinkle the dry yeast over the top of the must.
Maintain the fermentation at about 88°F (31°C).
Vigorously degas your mead before carbonating. This is absolutely essential to prevent your final product from smelling like eggs. This is a good time to add those oak chips.
Age on the Oak for two weeks.
Degas again for good measure, then carbonate in bottle or kegs, and wait another week!
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