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Old 08-17-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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How many pounds of blackberries is recommended to use with about 8 pounds of honey? And how much water would you use?

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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I used twice as many blackberries as honey in my last batch. I fermented the berries, pulled the bag, then mixed in the honey. How much water will depend on how juicy the berries are and whether you want a sweet product or a dry one. I'd aim for 2-3 gallons after removing the berries.

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Old 08-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #3
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Wow, that seems like a lot of Blackberries! How sweet was the mead?
I was told that just 1 pound will be enough... and I don't like too sweet of a mead,
more toward the dry side. Will One or two pounds be enough?

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