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Old 06-21-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default VERY late fruit addition to mead, after 5 months?

I made a 5+ gallon batch of mead back in Jan 17th. Racked to secondary in
Feb.

I have a few pounds of berries that i want to use. I am considering two options and need to know which is more appropriate.

One is to pasturize the berries and add to mead that I have from Jan. Probably 3 lbs to 3 gallons and bottle the remaider as is.

Option two, I have ingrediants for a new batch. Brew/warm up a new batch with the berries tossed in at the beginning. Just bottle the already aged mead, some carbed and some not.

Which would you do?

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #2
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Since your are talking about a relatively small amount of berries, I'd be inclined to add them to some of your finished mead. You won't lose as much aroma and flavor through the airlock that way.

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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That's true.

Then I could split the next batch when I move to secondary. Put half on blueberries. Its the season for them and they're only $1.60 a pound

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