The Compleat Meadmaker
By: Ken Schramm
As one of the most ancient of human beverages, mead arose in part because it was easy to make. Today's hobbyists rediscover the simplicity of making mead while reveling in the range of flavors that can result. In The Compleat Meadmaker, veteran beverage hobbyist Ken Schramm introduces the novice to the wonders of mead. With easy-to-follow procedures and simple recipes, he shows how you can quickly and painlessly make your owen mead at home. IN later chapters he introduces flavorful variations on the basic theme that lead to meads flavored with spice, fruits, grapes and even malt.
Ken Scramm has been making and studying mead since 1988. He has won numerous awards at national and regional competitions and has twice been given the honor of preparing the commemorative mead for the American Homebrewers Association national conference. For more than 10 years, Ken has judged mead competitions and he is the founding Competition Director of the oldest American mead competition, the Mazer Cup. He also cultivates more than 100 varieties of fruit in his home orchard, searching endlessly for the perfect ingredients for mead.