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MeadBerry Mead

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MeadBerry Mead

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Beer Style: Other Fruit Melomel (25C)
Recipe Type: other
Yield: 5 US gallons

Other Fruit Melomel

Description:

6 months later - low carbonation, fruity, very tasty. 1 year - carbonation varies from bottle to bottle, very tasty has a Lindermans Framboise Lambic (sp?) taste and carbonation. 2 years&2months later had last one. carbonation was little low for my liking but a very good after dinner mead with desert. A must to repeat, no pun intended.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gal Motts apple juice
  • 1/2 gal Fresh Apple Cider
  • 10 lbs Clover Honey
  • 5 tsp yeast nutrient
  • 3 tsp acid blend
  • 1 - 12 oz pkg frozen Blueberry
  • 1 - 12 oz pkg frozen Raspberry
  • 2- 12 oz pkg frozen Blackberry
  • 1 lb fresh Strawberry
  • 1 lb+ fresh Cherry - pitted
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1/4 orange peel (boil)
  • 1/4 orange peel (fin)

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Procedure:

Macerated fruit and cider in blender, boiled everything for 45 min, added yeast nut. and acid blend last 5 min. Ice bath for around 30 min. Poured the wort (must?) through cheese cloth and ran boiling water through it and squeezed the remainder out. Used a M&F Ale yeast starter. 4 weeks racked - tasted like cough syrup, acidic. 8 weeks bottled with 1 cup same Clover Honey above to 4.1 gal of secondary - had a dry fruity port taste.

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