The title says it all. This is the book for the serious meadmaker. Authored by Ken Schramm, a well known expert on the subject, this book is 212 pages, soft cover, and is published by the . It is divided into four parts - Background, Process, Ingredients, and Recipes.
Top-quality mead ingredients and a poor recipe beat poor ingredients and a top-quality recipe nine times out of ten. (The Compleat MeadMaker – Ken Schramm)
But a new generation of meadmakers is updating the ancient craft to produce a more drinkable product, closer to wine than a cloyingly sweet liquor. They're also riding the coat-tails of the thriving and making creative use of local ingredients.