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Near New - No sign of reading; 8.99 X 6.04 X 0.60 inches; 208 pages; Savor the flavor of the nectar of the gods as you learn the history, lore, and techniques for brewing a variety of honey wines in Mad about Mead by Pamela Spence. You may have heard about mead, but have you ever tasted its many varieties? If you hold a goblet of mead under your nose and breathe in its honeyed fragrance, you will almost hear the bees and smell the flowers that gave birth to this divine drink. Mad about Mead begins by sharing the lore of this wine. You'll discover its ancient history and how it has been used in a wide variety of rituals around the world, including puberty rituals, marriage rites, and baptism practices. If you like mead, just reading about its history isn't enough. You need to know how to make mead yourself. That's where Mad about Mead excels. If you want to make mead, this book is a must. It features: ·Complete home-brewing directions ·Recipes for different meads for every season ·What equipment you'll need and how to use it ·Step-by-step illustrations and easy instructions to make delicious, traditional meads ·Resources to find the supplies you'll need ·Expert tips from the founder of the American Mead Association. Even if you've never brewed wine before, you can make delicious mead on your first try. After you drink one mead, you'll want to try the other flavors (more than a dozen) from the recipes included in this book. If you like mead or are ready to be enchanted by its divine flavor, you can learn to make your own delectable batches of this fermented honey elixir by reading Mad about Mead.