Wyeast 4184 Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Gallons Original Gravity:
1.13 Final Gravity:
1.01 Boiling Time (Minutes):
Amber Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
14 days Additional Fermentation:
1 week Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
3 weeks Tasting Notes:
A nice meld between strawberries, grapes and cherries!
I made a Cherry Berry Mead last year and loved it...so a couple of weeks ago I brewed up some more and thought I would share!
- 12 Pounds Light Amber Honey
- 12 Pounds of Frozen Strawberries
- 2 Quarts Welch's White Grape Cherry 100% Juice
- 2 teaspoons of yeast nutrients
- Wyeast 4184 Sweet Mead
- 1 Gallons of Water
For my base I start by boiling a gallon of water....while the water is boiling I pour the honey in to a mixing pot, then I use the boiling water to get the rest of the honey out of the jug...when jug is clear, discard the rest of the boiling water (the hotter you make your base, the more cooling you will need to do). Now you have honey and water, its time to add the Welch's Juice and Yeast Nutrient....mix everything together and pour in to fermenter...add cold water to bring up to five gallons...mix or shake to combine ingredients and aerate.
At this point you will want to add strawberries...I prefer to puree my berries and place them in to the fermenter, its my experience that it helps speed the process and really brings in the berry flavor...the draw back is that you will need to rack it another time to get it crystal clear.
Pour in yeast and primary ferment for 2 weeks, rack to a secondary for 3 weeks and finally rack again for 1 week for clarification.
Bottle and let age for 3 months and give it a try...at 6 months it's a piece of art!