OK, not mead but beer. I've got a few beer brews under my belt now and I want to brew a batch using honey. I know there are other home brewers out there, so let's see what we can come up with for a honey beer.
The one I'm seriously looking at is from Sam Calagione's book, Extreme Brewing. It's called T'ej (pronounced "Ted-j") It's an Ethiopian honey wine, but this version has the addition of barley malt. It's pretty basic.
Preboil: 6 gallons water
Beginning of boil: 3.3 pounds light liquid malt extract
8 pounds honey
Fermentation: yeast: Wyeast 3632 Dry Mead or Wyeast 3184 Sweet Mead
9.6 ounces Gesho (day 3)
Grain Bag (day 3)
Bottling: 5 ounces priming sugar
ABV: 9.5 to 10%