Capsicumel / Chili (or Hot Pepper) Mead

Mead

Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 3.5 - 18%
  • IBU: 0 - 0
  • Color:   3 -   30 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.035 - 1.170
  • Final Gravity: 0.990 - 1.050

Capsicumel includes meads made with chili peppers or hot peppers. Pepper taste and spicy character will vary with the pepper used but should balance with the honey sweetness. The strength can vary (hydromel, standard, sack) as well as the overall sweetness (dry, semi-sweet, sweet). They can be both sparkling, petillant (low-carbonation) or still.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.