Doesn't look like anyone has hit this post in years, but here's hoping someone is still out there paying attention. I'd really like to nail down the process of mead making, but I'm getting information overload from all the posts to the point I don't even know where to start and I don't want to lose interest before I even get started.
Don't laugh, but I ended up here because I bought the Elder Scrolls Cookbook and it covers making three different styles of mead so I thought I'd give it a go. I followed the process and they've been sitting for a couple weeks now, but after I started reading up on it I realize there is SO much more to this than the book talked about that I'm guessing it'll be a total stroke of luck if any of them turn out.
The instructions where super high level and didn't go into any real details about the how and when to do a lot of the things I've read about. I have no idea what next steps should be with what I've done so far. The books states the version with berries is best after two weeks, but they could all sit for three months. Seems like there's a lot of things I should be monitoring and processes I should be doing to ensure a good result.