There are a lot of great reasons to make a micro batch mead. A super tiny batch is a great place to start if you’re just learning the process of mead making or if your an experienced brewer but you’re trying out something experimental. Medicinal brews, using medicinal herbs, are also a great match for micro batches because more often than not you’re taking smaller doses and don’t need a whole gallon, let alone 5 gallons.
I’m going to walk you through the basics of making a one quart batch of plain mead. If you’re a beginner without a lot of equipment, give it a try. For the rest of you interest in micro batches, this is a good jumping off point, and this recipe can be adapted based on your own creativity. Want to add herbs? Or fruit? Or cider? Or just go crazy and toss in hot peppers and mustard seed? Go for it.
My goal here is to give you the basics of super tiny batches so that you have a foundation for your own experimentation.