My first blackberry mead in progress: (5 gal)
-10 lbs. local CA blackberry honey (tastes great!)
-12.5 pounds wild ripe blackberries in primary (3 hours to pick!)
-10 lbs. blackberries in secondary (?)
Starting gravity: 1.100 at 60F
Added 1.5 gal water to bring upto 4.5 gal. At least another gal of blackberry juice in at secondary.
So... how many pounds blackberries do you think for secondary/late primary with 1116? I want a final gravity of 15. How many more hours of berry picking do I have?
Bringing the berries upto heat before sulfiting in the must (12.5 lbs made about 2 gal cooked syrup):