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Riesling Pyment

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Riesling Pyment

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Beer Style: Pyment  (25B)
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5 US gallons



This is more winey than your straight mead, but very pleasant. Medium dry and spritzig---very nice as a table wine. Those of you set up to crush your own grapes might try a grape honey mix. A drink of noble history!


  • 4-1/2 pounds, wildflower honey
  • 5-1/2 pounds, partial blueberry honey
  • 2 tablespoons, acid blend
  • 1 tablespoon, pectic enzyme
  • 4 pounds, Alexander's Johanissberg Riesling extract
  • 1 pack, Red Star champagne yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 8 days
Secondary Ferment: 48 days

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Boil honey, acid, enzyme and Riesling extract for 1 hour (I have since learned that honey is best not boiled; subsequent batches have been made by holding the mixture for 2 hours). Cool and pitch yeast. Rack to secondary after 8 days. Bottle after 4 months.