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Blueberry Mead

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Blueberry Mead

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Beer Style: Open Category Mead  (26C)
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 6.5 US gallons

Open Category Mead


This mead usually comes out quite dry. This recipe makes 6-1/2 gallons.


  • 7-10 pounds, fresh blueberries
  • 1-2 pounds, corn sugar
  • 1-2 ounces, hops (Cascades is fine)
  • 10 pounds, honey
  • yeast
  • lemon grass tea (optional)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 1 week

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To make 6-1/2 gallons of mead, Boil the honey, sugar, and hops for at least an hour (although boiling honey is not favored by most digest subscribers, it works fine and is the method used by Papazian). Clean berries and mash well. Put mashed berries, hot wort, and enough water to make 6-1/2 gallons into a fermenter. Pitch yeast. After one week, strain out berries and rack to secondary. Ferment at least one more month and then bottle, priming with corn sugar and perhaps some lemon grass tea. Age 6 months to a year.