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Lemon Melomel

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Lemon Melomel

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

Other Fruit Melomel


I made a lemon melomel last year (around 8 months ago I think). I used a grapefruit melomel recipe and just substituted freshly squeezed lemons. Here is the recipe (for a gallon).

We tried this, chilled, at Christmas and it wasn't bad. It was pretty acidic and kept a good lemon flavour. No sweetness at all. I think it will improve with age.

I also made a grapefruit melomel at the same time - at the last tasting it still tasted like vomit. I don't think I'll ever like grapefruit.

We have a drink in Australia called Two Dogs, which they call an alcoholic lemonade. It is carbonated, around 5% alcohol and has great lemon flavour. I'm going to give this a go as my next lemon drink.


  • 1.2 L lemon juice (43 fl oz)
  • 900g mixed honey (2 lb)
  • Yeast nutrient
  • 15g tartaric acid (0.5oz.)
  • Yeast (I can't remember what yeast I used, but it was possibly a bordeaux yeast.)

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