I decided to make a melomel using blueberries in the primary and secondary. I was at Sam's Club and picked up a 3 pound bag of frozen blueberries.
I didn't have a campden tablet handy so I soaked half the bag in Starsan for 10 minutes (while frozen) then placed in strainer and rinsed for 2-3 minutes with hot water to thaw.
I used 3 pounds of Mrs. Crockets/Sam's club honey. I rehydrated a pack of Lalvin D-47 yeast put it all together with about 3 inches headspace in my 1 gal jug. I also added 1/2 tsp of pectic enzyme, 1/2 tsp yeast energizer, and ~1/8 tsp grape tannin.
The SG was 1.119, stubrew's calculator says this will end up 15.9%ABV
It's starting to ferment and some foam is starting to come out of the airlock. I'll have to keep an eye on this.
Any thoughts? Did I screw up with the starsan? Will the D-47 poop out on me?
Thanks for helping a new guy. You guys and gals rock