Wyeast Laboratories, Inc. produces a variety of 100% Pure Liquid YeastTM cultures for production of sweet and dry mead, metheglin, braggot, cyser, melamel, and pyment. The strains recommended for use in fermentation of all varieties of mead are typically wine yeast strains, however, some ale strains are also appropriate. Since honey, even more so than grape must, is deficient in nutrients essential to proper yeast cell growth and metabolism, additional Wyeast Vintner’s Choice Nutrient Blend is recommended.
Award-winning home and professional mead makers have discovered the “100% Pure Liquid Yeast DifferenceTM” in the flavor, aroma and overall quality of their beverages.
The Brewer/Winemaker Microbiologists at Wyeast recommend the following strains for mead:
4184 Sweet Mead / 4632 Dry Mead / 4028 Chateau Red / 4267 Bordeaux
“If it’s good for ancient Druids, runnin’ nekkid through the wuids, drinkin’ strange fermented fluids, it’s good enough for me!”- Pete Seeger