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Ideas for 50 gallons of traditional mead

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Registered Member
Dec 25, 2019
I currently have 50 gallon traditional mead that has been sitting in secondary fermentation for about 4 months. I am not a big fan of traditional and would like some ideas on a good recipe to add this late in the game for a great tasting mead. I have a hopped mead and a light hopped mead that are both good but I feel that needs to be done in primary. I really enjoy my blueberry and triple berry. Also have a Jalepeno lime mead I think is awesome. What else could I make at this point that would be a good seller for a newly opening mead and wine tasting house?


Worker Bee
Registered Member
Feb 15, 2020
Central California
Consider making it floral by adding some lavender, clove, or something like that. That could be nice! But do try and avoid the pot·pour·ri. lol Good luck! What state/city are you in?


Got Mead? Patron
GotMead Patron
Apr 1, 2015
Sierra Foothills, CA
You might come up with a few ideas. One approach would be to try each of them in small test batches (a quart, or maybe half-gallon) to see what you think works best as post-fermentation additions -- scaled down from the amount you would use in your full batch. It does not take a large sample to see how each idea would work. Then try bench-trials starting from your favorite, to you get find the right balance with your additions. From there, you can scale up to your full batch.
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