I used the same Basic Mead Recipe but made dandelion tea to use instead of water. Dandelions came from a friend’s yard. I only used the blossoms themselves. I brought 2 gallons of water to a boil, poured it over the blossoms, and let it sit overnight. In the morning I strained it and used that tea to brew the mead. I used 3 oranges and 3 lemons.
It was brewed on May 23. I haven’t racked it yet, but will in about 2 weeks. I have high hopes for this one; the tea was clean and delicious, and I know a few people who love dandelion wine.
This mead came out great, and served its purpose well at a recent Bardic Circle around our firepit. Here’s the label: