Adventures in Homebrewing Blackberry Mead KitsThis kit will make 5 gallons of Fruit based mead/melomel. What's Included: 6 Pounds of Blackberry Puree 12 Pounds of Honey Pre-Measured Amounts of the Following: Acid Blend Yeast Nutrient Pectic Enzyme Potassium Sorbate Easy to Follow Instructions Yeast sold separately. *Honey will not ship in Glass Containers, Honey is shipped in Plastic ContainersMead Knowledge : The history of Mead is as long and rich and adventurous as the beverage itself. Mead is thought to be the oldest alcoholic beverages enjoyed by man. It was most likely discovered by accident, when some thirsty hunter-gathers discovered an upturned beehive filled with rainwater. They drank the sweet water completely unaware of what fermentation and alcohol were and experienced the first intoxication. Likely it was in a quest to replicate this experience the art of mead-making was begun. Unfortunately, fermentation was not understood until the mid 1800s. Consequently, two things occurred: First, fermentation was very unpredictable. And second, fermentation took on mystical and religious qualities.