mead, melomel, mulberry mead
Source: Thomas Manteufel (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Mead Digest #148, 6/6/93
This mead recently (March 20) won a first in the mead/cider category of the
Brewer's Of South Suburbia (south suburban Chicago) regional homebrew
competition. It's a simple recipe that lends itself well to many different
melomels. This was a medium mead. If I want a sweeter taste, I use 3 pounds
of honey, and a pound of fruit, varying according to the fruit's strength.
Ingredients: (for 1 gallon)
- 2# wildflower honey
- 12 ozs. frozen mulberries
- water up to 1 gallon
- Red Star
Pasturized and skimmed honey at 170F for 1/2 hour. Added frozen
mulberries at end of heating. Pitched with rehydrated Red Star
Montrachet yeast. Used NO nutriment.
Racked to secondary after 9 days, as berries were beginning to bleach.
Bottled when 2 months old.