The more dandelion the better. It's amazing how much picking goes into making 5 gallons on flowers (or however much your recipe calls for). DON'T SKIMP! Jack Keller's site and a number of other sources will have recipes for dandelion wine, which can be easily adapted to a mead recipe using honey as the sugar source. Make up a must to the gravity directed in the wine recipe, get through primary, and add the flowers in a straining bag. For even MORE work (but a better flavor) remove the green leaves from the flowers, which can lend a bitterness as well as the chlorophylly taste from any greenery.
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