The Mead Institute from A to Z

Welcome to The Mead Institute! What is the Mead Institute The Mead Institute is a nonprofit international membership organization for mead professionals and consumers that promotes education and global quality standards. We strive to uphold the values of quality, integrity, diversity, and hospitality in our materials and programing.The Mead Institute is dedicated to delivering mead…

Honey – The Cornerstone of Mead – Varietal Quality, Consistency and Verifiable Identity – A Quality Testing Process Development Project

One of the things I am most excited about at The Mead Institute is leading the research that will help mead producers understand the markers of a consistent, pure and clean honey supply.   As the cornerstone of the mead production process, consistent, high quality honey is critical to producing consistent, high quality mead.  But how…

Structure

Subject: Mead StructureDate: 04/20/2022 What is structure? It is common in the mead world, and it takes on a different meaning depending on the author. However, this mead lover defines structure as a combination of sweetness, carbonation, acid, tannin, alcohol, body, and finish.  Here is a brief description of each component. Acid – how wet does the palate get from drinking the mead?…

Manage Your Cap

What is a “Cap” and why should I care? Peter Bakulic What is a “Cap?” The Cap is a layer of fruit, or other material including spices, herbs, or other ingredients, that floats up and is held at the top of the fermentation vessel by CO2 (and the buoyancy of the material) during active primary…