DIY Authentic Mead Tutorial and Recipe from Cut Out + Keep. Perfect for Renaissance cosplay and the holidays. Top Photo: The Peasant Wedding, 1567, by Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker Pieter Bruegel the Elder. There is more information about making mead from American Homebrewers Association here. For a site all about Mead, check out The Joy of Mead and their fastest and easiest way to make mead here. Some recipes take 2 weeks to several months to ferment and be ready to drink – so you can start now for the holidays!