Although we’re seeing it in stores more and more, as compared to wine and beer, mead is a little known fermented beverage using honey as the source for fermentable sugars. Like wine, mead can be sweet or dry. You can choose to leave it unflavored or doctor it up with fruit or spices.
While mead requires more patience than beer, it is surprisingly easy to make and requires less equipment. It makes for a shorter brew day as well. You can put together a batch in a couple of hours.
Here is the procedure that I use to make a five gallon batch of great mead: