I used 3.5 lbs wildflower honey in a gallon jar, and then topped off with water. This was my first mead attempt, so it felt a little "seat of my pants-ish." Maybe I didn't with enough water or something.
I did rack it off the yeast cake about two months into fermentation, so before bottling it was in secondary.
Technically, it's a melomel, because I added cinnamon and oranges.
What's confusing is, if it's that high in alcohol, you'd expect it to be super dry, but it's actually quite sweet. I like the taste of it, and I'd make it again, it just seems like a really high alcohol content.