Im new. Been wanting to do a Mead so i started refing and watching youtube. Big mistake... Now Im wanting to do a ginger ale.
Here's my thoughts.
On a one gallon test batch.
2 or 3 pounds Honey
1 pound, 2 row or maris otter
zest half a lemon, juice 2 lemons.
1 vanilla bean.
1 or 1.5 lbs ginger
I thought To take 1 pound of the honey and caramelize it with at least part of the ginger and maybe some of the grain at the start.
I also thought a ale or sweet mead yeast. I want something at least a little sweet. I would like a slight hint of malt. But I hoped the ginger would cut it well so it wouldn't need hops.