Corks and Corkers

Corks are made from the bark of the cork oak tree; Quercus Suber comes from Portugal which has 30% of the worlds' cork trees. The increased popularity of wine and mead making has resulted in a much wider range of cork choices than ever before. Which cork is right for you? Corks should be selected based on how long you intend to age and store your mead. If you intend to consume the mead within one year of bottling, a 1½ inch cork should be sufficient. When aging mead for more than one year, a longer cork should be used; see: Guide to which cork to use.

homemade mead with mulling spices

Mead Making

Honey, Water and Yeast Make the Ancient Drink Called Mead