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Old 09-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, I'm just wonder what every ones favorite berry is. If you could only add one berry to your Melomel's for the rest of your life, what would it be?

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Old 09-05-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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Black. No, no blue...ahhhh Boysenberry! Yep, Boysenberry.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:13 AM   #3
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Black. No, no blue...ahhhh Boysenberry! Yep, Boysenberry.
I'm a blueberry man!

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:33 AM   #4
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Black currants...by some distance...
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:41 AM   #5
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Nothing like a fresh Oregon marionberry.....

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:07 PM   #6
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Bilberry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilberry
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:25 PM   #7
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Raspberry maybe?

 
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #8
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Black currants...by some distance...
Red Currants, shortly ahead of blueberries
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:43 PM   #9
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Red Currants, shortly ahead of blueberries
I planted some red currents this spring and got about a 1lb. Do you recomend a ratio per gallon?


Blueberries are my favorite berry, but I don't like them in my mead. Assuming we are sticking to berries (ruling out cherry), I think cranberry works the best. I also planted some elderberry bushes, so I have to see how those work in mead.

 
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I planted some red currents this spring and got about a 1lb. Do you recomend a ratio per gallon?
If you have a look over at gotmead, Chevette Girl currently has a thread going about red currants that might help, but failing that just look up some recipes online and then just replace the sugar with honey ?
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Blueberries are my favorite berry, but I don't like them in my mead. Assuming we are sticking to berries (ruling out cherry), I think cranberry works the best. I also planted some elderberry bushes, so I have to see how those work in mead.
See since they became available here, I've sort of liked them, yet its rather weird, despite the wonderful colour etc, they seem to have less flavour than I expected.

Sure, great when raw/fresh but lacking in flavour and aroma when cooked..... black currants aren't so nice raw but when cooked the flavour, especially when sweetened, they just stomp the hell out of blueberries IMO.......
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