The legendary drink of Vikings and verse and the oldest alcoholic beverage, mead is brewed by both amateur winemakers for their own consumption, and in larger quantities by beekeepers who have built a separate line of business of mead production. With home-brewing and smaller distilleries more popular than ever, this book offers valuable DIY assistance to the hobbyist and the professional alike. The first part of the book discusses the historical stature of mead and details the mead-making process itself, with clear and concise instructions simplified with the support of foolproof diagrams. Also included is a more in-depth, scientific analysis of fermentation, fining, and stabilization of mead, as well as legal requirements, bottling methods, troubleshooting throughout the mead-making process, and even a collection of mead-based recipes. 120 pp.