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  1. W

    Hop long would a Rowan berry mead keep?

    Hey everyone, New to forum life so forgive any ignorance. So I have been brewing mead exclusively for about 4 years now. Improving and experimenting with every new batch. My son Rowan’s first birthday is in a few weeks and I wanted to brew a Rowan berry batch of mead to drink on his legal...
  2. ghast

    Adding fruit on start of fermentation vs end of fermentation

    Hello everyone, I've been recently transitioning from brewing beer to making mead (done a few braggots), so i'm still a newbie. So, I wanted to know if adding fruit or fruit juice before pitching the yeast will be different if I added it about three weeks after fermentation already started. I...
  3. Tadeusz Leliwa

    Low vs High alc tollerant yeast?

    Dear all, Sorry, newbie here. I slowly planning out to make a melomel/cyser that I want to make sweet and sparkly. I am thinking about something Safale US-05 or Lalvin 71B, as opposed to Tokay that I usually use (or Jack Mangrove M02) and aiming at 10-12% abv. Now, I know that I will have to...
  4. Tadeusz Leliwa

    Sweet and Sparkly Melomel - advice needed

    Dear all, I want to make a sweetish melomel that is sparkly and not too strong (i.e. not 18%). I obviously cannot really on any backsweetening here. Now there seems to be a couple ways to go about this. One is to add less honey to the mix, use yeast with high alcohol tolerance, bottle it of...
  5. B

    Apples or Applejuice?

    Newbie when it comes to brewing but I have my first couple batches nearly through a month of fermentation. I’m beginning to think about what I want to do with each one after they’re done. I’m thinking I want to sweeten one with either apple slices or apple juice or something similar, but I don’t...
  6. S

    Best ways to mash blueberries?

    Hello, all, I have a batch of bilbemel already brewing, so my question is for next time. Anybody know of any easy way to mash 10# of blueberries? In the last batch, I discovered that the berries were smaller than the gaps in the masher, so had to do them by hand...which took forever. (I did...
  7. motherofgallons

    Rhubarb Pie with Vanilla Sauce Small Melomel 7%

    I am still new to brewing but as an avid cook I cannot stop myself from jumping off the deep end and crafting recipes right from the start. I do have a couple questions sprinkled throughout. I was inspired by this recipe...
  8. aBlankExpression

    Questions from a Novice Mead Maker

    Hi I've been making mead now for six months now and had some questions about the process. Residual Sugars I am looking to make a Hydromel, information online suggest there is success using s-04 yeast. People also recommend with that when using this yeast use a starting gravity of 1.040 but the...
  9. michio

    Watermelon Mead

    I made a 3 gallon watermelon mead a few weeks ago from fresh watermelon juice. cut out the inner watermelon and blended it. Strained it with a mesh strainer 3 times each in a bowl to get out the watermelon bits. The taped stopper was because the damn thing got pushed into far after I left so...
  10. Neoreaver

    Bottling these gals tomorrow!

    Hey everyone! I managed to get a few days off in a row, and a couple of my melomels are ready to bottle (I'm basing this on clarity and flavor). I thought I'd throw them in 750ml punted clear bottles, but they're fairly hefty, and warm one's insides. I can't imagine going through that much...
  11. F

    Fruit bomb melomel, & how to know how much sugar has been depleted?

    Hi all, first post here. I made my first mead a few days ago, a fruit bomb melomel inspired by Curt Stock. Here's the make procedure I wrote up and followed: 21 lbs (9.5 kg) | My own Wildflower Honey 12 lbs (5.4 kg) | Triple Berry Mix (Blackberries/Raspberries/Blueberries) 6 lbs (2.7) |...
  12. B

    Stuck or just Slow?

    I have a 3 gallon batch of melomel going at the moment with 71b OB honey pomegranate juice and blue berry juice. Starting gravity was 1.120 and temp has been 65f using a thermowell and inkbird to keep it accurate. I have followed TOSNA 3 for the nutrient additions as well with Ferm O and Fermaid...
  13. A

    Is it possible to make low ABV, carbonated, sweet melomel/hydromel?

    Hello everyone! I've never tried mead before but after watching some youtube videos I began fermenting my first batch of melomel mead yesterday with a standard recipe with strawberries, I don't really have a hydrometer but as I'm using baker yeast, I saw on the internet that baker yeast tend to...
  14. W

    I accidentally let my melomel boil. Is it ruined?

    So I had a batch of mead turn into vinegar in the past and was paranoid about bacteria hanging out on the blackberries I was adding making their way into the brew. I decided to try and pasteurize my blackberries at a low temperature. Essentially I blanched them, but the water got a bit hotter...
  15. SKBugs

    Passion fruit Melomel

    I have a passion fruit vine that just keeps on giving, so I figured about making a mead with it. At bottling in Aug 2018 it tasted really bloody awful. But I had a bottle a couple of weeks ago and it was fantastic. 1 gal batch made in April 2018 31/3 pounds honey (bush honey from local...
  16. M

    Melomels, Pectin, & Campden Tablets

    Hey everyone, I am in the process of making my second batch of mead which I plan on turning into either a 5 gallon multi berry or two 2.5 gallon batches one raspberry and the other blueberry. I am going to add the fruit in the secondary after the primary fermentation has occurred. When I add...
  17. SKBugs

    Melomel gravity ABV help

    G'day all, I need some help trying to work out my ABV for my melomel. I suspect it will be around 15% so probably not really too bothersome, but I may be serving it to my father-in-law and it is always good to come prepared with as much information as possible - if you get me. As follows...
  18. M

    Peach Melomel First Time Recipe

    Hello All, I wanted to share this peach melomel/recipe process. It is my first attempt at making a melomel (my experience has been in brewing and at winemaking). So, after much reading, I decided to not heat my honey. However, coming from a wine making background and the fact that I added...
  19. S

    Attemptin Melomel

    Hello all, I'm looking at creating my first melomel though I need some help/advice if anybody is willing to do so. I am looking to make a 1 gallon batch of plum and a 1 gallon batch of blackberry. So question number 1. When making a melomel do you have to take into account the natural sugars...
  20. B

    How to reduce rack loss?

    This has come to my mind as I am planning a blueberry melomel in the near future, but I've encountered this problem before. I have been unfortunate in not managing this problem well because I didn't have the foresight to see it until it was there :/ I have a peach melomel that cloged the heck...
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