My Strawberry/ Rhubarb/ Raspberry BOMM Melomel

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I started this on 4 July 2022. Be warned, I used a lot of fruit for this & it was totally worth it! 👌🤌

Here's my recipe......

Strawberry/ Rhubarb/ Raspberry BOMM melomel

4 gallon batch

8 lbs 2.3 oz honey (I used my local wildflower)
4 lbs raspberries (frozen/thawed)
2 lbs 4.2 oz rhubarb (NOT frozen)
9lbs 7 oz organic handpicked strawberries 🍓 (frozen/ thawed)
2 gallons water
1 packet Wyeast Belgian Strong Ale Yeast (1388)
1 tsp potassium carbonate
4.5 tsp Fermaid O (1.5 tsp up front & then again @ 1/3 & 2/3 sugar breaks)
3.0 tsp Fermaid K (1.5 tsp up front & 1.5 tsp @ 1st sugar break only)
4 grams Booster Blanc
4 grams Opti-red

All fruit was put in brew bags for easy removal & reducing racking mess & sediment.

OG 1.093.....6 days later 1.000
Added 2 more lbs honey...new gravity 1.020

1 month later, gravity 0.998. Stabilized with potassium sorbate and potassium metabisulfate.
1 week later (8/15/22) added 2.5 lbs raspberries & 10.5 lbs handpicked organic strawberries 🍓 (both frozen/ thawed)
Pulled the fruit after 7 days, as the tannic value balanced perfectly with the extra sweetness from the second round of fruit & will let it clear for about 2 weeks/maybe a month, before bottling.

F.G. 1.010

I normally like my meads semi-sweet, but, this was delicious dry @ 0.998. For me to say a dry mead is delicious, it has to be exceptional.
Enjoy & good luck with yours if you make it.
Happy meading 😎!
 

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