Brewing Mead with Amon Amarth

In the following video, watch as mead connoisseurs Hegg, Söderberg and Lundström demonstrate how to make their favorite brew out of everyday items such as empty water jugs, honey, raisins, oranges, yeast and balloons.

I’ve always wanted to try mead.

And Amon Amarth ROCKS!

Author: suzannesleath

10 thoughts on “Brewing Mead with Amon Amarth

  1. Puulaahi, as a hobbyist mead brewer, I would definately recommend trying mead sometime. It’s really good.

    If anyone decides to try making some of their own, I have some suggestions for you. In the video, the band uses baking yeast to ferment the mead. I would not reccomend doing this. Baking yeast tends to produce some unpleasent flavors when used to ferment drinks. There are more than a thousand strains of brewing yeast out there to pick from.
    Secondly, once the mead finishes fermenting and the dead yeast drops out of suspension, you’ll want to siphon the mead off of the yeast and into another container. After a week or so, siphon it again. You’ll want to keep siphoning it until yeast stops accumulating on the bottom of the container, at which point you put an airtight seal it and let it age 6-18 months. If you leave the mead to age with the yeast still in the container, you’ll wind up with a cloudy, bread-tasting mead.

      1. I have a mechanical siphoner I picked up at wine supply store, but all you really need is a bit of plastic tubing that’s safe for drinking water. You can get that at places like Home Depot, Lowe’s, ect.

        1. Would Bevmo sell this stuff? I am seriously considering attempting to make mead. Looks a lot easier then brewing beer (Which I wouldn’t mind learning to do too).

          Plastic tubing would siphon out the yeast?

          Know any good sites with precise information on brewing mead?

          1. I’ve never heard of Bevmo before, but a quick browse through their site and it doesn’t look like it. I do most of my online stuff through morewinemaking.com/. Their siphon tubing specifically is at morewinemaking.com/view_product/18852/103375/Tubing_-_Vinyl_3_8_ID_-_By_the_Foot
            Now, when you siphon it (which is called “racking” the mead), you’re looking to leave behind the accumulated yeast on the bottom of the original container. Just to make sure, do you know how to set up a siphon?
            www.stormthecastle.com/mead/index.htm has alot of information on mead making, and some pretty good recipes.

          2. Thanks so much. I love alcohol. Thought this would be a good place to start. Always have wanted to try mead. I am a huge history buff. So how can I not try viking brew?

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