I just finished up a 1 gallon batch of chamomile mead... I was trying to think of other things to make and I thought of smoked honey... I haven't really had it, but a friend of mine makes it... I tasted it once, but didn't taste all that smokey to me. I know I could make it better... I did a quick search and came up empty... Has anyone ever tried this?
I don't make mead and have never heard of this. But I think you could steep some smoked malt in water then boil it for a few minutes to kill anything that was living on the grain, cool and then add your honey to it.
Not too concerned with the smoking of the honey... Just more curious if anyone as made a mead with it... I'm trying to think of a fruit that would compliment it... Pear?
Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller?
Am I crazy for even suggesting such a thing? Is it blasphemous?
I seriously thought I was on to something... I guess not...LOL
I googled smoked honey and got quite a few possibilities. The top of the list was a guy from San Fran who smoked the honey with smoked tea . The method for smoking was pretty easy. He only did 1/2 cup at a time so you might need to scale up his setup depending on how much you need. He says the smokey flavor is very noticeable. I've made one mead and I like mead-it's just expensive to make (compared to beer). But I don't think you're crazy at all. I think the smoke could play very well in a mead. Here's the address--- http://www.eatthelove.com/2015/02/smoked-honey/ . Good luck.
Thanks Ron! I have seen that article before... I also dabble in smoking meat so I have about 5 different smokers I could choose from... I think at 15 bucks, it's worth trying a gallon, but you are right... much more expensive than beer
Made it once however after a month I guess there wasn't any flavor or smell! And I think pear should be fine