Blackberry Mead - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Blackberry Mead

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-14-2011, 11:53 PM   #21
KenSchramm
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Troy, MI
Posts: 78
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


jakel and Avtar, I don't mean to pick on you, because I've heard it many times, but the philosophy about making up for low quality honey with fruit or spices cuts as much mustard with me me as thinking you can make a good beer with crappy malt because you've got good hops. Quality in, quality out. Low quality in...

It may be decent, but it won't be as good as you can do, and I'm out of time in my life for mead that isn't as good as I can make it. There are too many other phenomenal things out there to drink. YMMV.
__________________
No longer a Junior Member. Thank goodness.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2011, 11:58 PM   #22
AZ_IPA
PKU
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
AZ_IPA's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
The Cold Part of AZ
Posts: 53,609
Liked 9081 Times on 7228 Posts


I used to think the same thing Ken -

I've got a raspberry melamel made with Safeway-brand clover honey that's been really good (at about 2.5 years old now).

I've got an oaked cherry melamel made with orange blossom honey that is ##@$%*#&^%* amazing right now (and it's only been in the bottle 3 months - was started about a year ago). So much more complex depth, flavor, aroma, etc.

I will never make another mead with plain ol' Safeway-brand (or equivalent) clover honey again (well, accept for the experiments I'm doing with really crazy mineral content water from Manitou Springs).

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 03:59 AM   #23
Beebe
Recipes 
 
Aug 2010
Medford, Oregon
Posts: 26

What are the thoughts out there, as far as a 5 gal. batch, as to how much honey should be used? I was thinking of making a sweet mead 12-14% with about 15 lbs of frozen blackberrys. I just dont want it so sweet you cant drink it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 06:29 AM   #24
pilot210
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
denver
Posts: 67
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by rogaldorn View Post
So, anyone have a recipe for me??
I'll play, but this is only my second batch of melomel, so I could be way off...this is for a 3 gallon batch:

Fresh Blackberries: 7 pounds
Honey: 8 pounds
Yeast: probably the 71B

I'm going for a medium sweet. Comments are welcome! I think I'll add the berries to primary after a week or so.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 04:45 PM   #25
esarkipato
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 135
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


To the OP: check out my thread here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/blac...melomel-95583/

read, and learn, and brew!
__________________
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" -Benjamin Franklin

"Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting over" - Samuel Clemens (maybe)

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How dark is blackberry mead? Frankfurtvr4 Mead Forum 9 10-29-2010 09:58 AM
Blackberry mead jonalexdeval Mead Forum 8 08-24-2010 03:33 AM
Blackberry Mead pdxben Mead Forum 2 08-17-2009 07:01 PM
Blackberry Mead mkw87 Mead Forum 18 07-13-2009 12:31 PM
Blackberry mead suggestions DrunkTrucker Mead Forum 3 05-29-2007 01:16 AM


Forum Jump