Rugines Duonos Gira


Translated from Lithuanian:

Rugines Duonos Gira
(rye bread beer)

1.5 lbs dried Lithuanian bread
2 gallons boiling water
1 pound honey
1 tablespoon yeast (fresh yeast)
1 tablespoon flour
10-12 raisins

Break up the "black" bread into moderate-sized pieces. Place bread
pieces into a large bowl and pour on the 2 gallons of boiling
water. Close tightly. When it cools, strain. Put the honey mixed with
the yeast and the flour into the liquid. Mix well. Keep for 12 hours
at room temperature (don't put a tight top on, use a towel or plate to
cover).

Next day, strain, and pour into bottles. Put one (1) raisin in each
bottle. Close well (seal). Use after 2-3 days.

Addendum: Regular Mead Recipe

1 lb (about 450 g) of raw honey (roughly 300 ml volume)
2/3 of a half gallon jug of water (1/3 gallon or 1.25 liters)
Lalvin wine yeast 71B-1122 (1 pack)

Throw it all in with the bubble lock on top and let it sit for a week. Then strain (to remove sediment and increase clarity) and let sit longer.

Addendum: Heavy Mead Recipe

3 lb (about 1360 g) of raw honey (roughly 900 ml volume)
2/3 of a half gallon jug of water (1/3 gallon or 1.25 liters)
Lalvin wine yeast EC-1118 (1 pack)

Throw it all in with the bubble lock on top and let it sit for a week. Then strain (to remove sediment and increase clarity) and let sit longer.