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Owner of Harris Meadery in Florida is on a Mission for Mead

Every batch starts with locally brewed honey. It takes 1,200 pounds of it to complete one batch. John Harris began the legwork of his Harris Meadery three years ago with the idea of being Orange Park’s first mead maker. Harris’ Meadery is complete with multiple filtration tanks, which filter both input and output product to .22 microns. Essentially sterile. It is then pumped to his large fermenter or his sealed 50 gallon canisters. After two weeks to two months, he removes the product and can carbonate it, or add in extra flavors. He hand bottles it or stores it in a keg and ships it off to shelves.

Brewer on a mission for mead by Jesse Hollett Clay Today ORANGE PARK, FL – There’s something ancient brewing in Orange Park. John Harris’ home off Milwaukee Avenue sits in a housing development studded with finely manicured lawns, birdbaths and a white picket fence. At first, the structure blends into residential camouflage. Go out back, however, and the suburban façade ...

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Harris Meadery of Northeast Florida Breaks Into Market

Harris Meadery of Northeast Florida Breaks Into Market

New Northeast Florida meadery breaks into market by Alexa Epitropoulos Reporter Jacksonville Business Journal John Harris had been making mead for over a decade and home brewing for over two when he first thought about making a business out of it. After winning numerous contests, both local and regional, he decided to look into making a full-time business out of ...

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