Hello fellow brewers!
I've been thinking about making a hydromel using Honey dew melons and was wondering if it would be worth it? I have a friend that has made a cantaope melomel and it turned out fantastic. But, I do know that not all melons ferment quite as well.
Here is my thoughts on a recipe:
12 lbs Orange blossom honey
15 lbs of Honey Dew (5 at primary, 5 at end of primary, 5 in secondary)
Nutrient and engerizer staggard
I plan on freezing the melon and then to thaw and place in hops bag. From what I've heard about watermelon it is best to use multiple rackings onto the fruit and to be sure to change the fruit after no more then 5 days to prevent a sour taste.
I guess my question is how does this sound? What am I missing? And will any of the melon taste survive aging?