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Old 11-03-2007, 02:22 AM   #1
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I am making a peach melomel and I was curious about how much fruit I should add? How much fruit per gallon of mead? Is there a standard ratio?
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:41 AM   #2
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to my knowledge, no, no "standard" ratio. A melomel is mead with fruit, but I don't think I've ever heard exact criteria.
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The style guidelines are very broad, "a subtle to distinctly identifiable honey and fruit character". So, just about anything goes. My experience is more than a pound of fruit per gallon will overwhelm the honey and even that varies with the fruit. Other people go as high as 2 pounds of fruit per pound of honey.

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I'd say at least 2lbs per gallon of mead...just as a starting point.

also be aware that peach flavor/aroma is REALLY hard to get to come thru in the final product. its such a delicate flavor and aroma that its hard to get enough of it in there.
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