Mead is a wonderfully complex and great tasting drink. Like beer, it comes in a dizzying array of styles including sweet mead, Pyment (with grapes), Cyser (with cider), Melomel (with fruit), Metheglin (with herbs/spices) and Braggot (with hops). In fact there are over 25 different varieties of mead.

Melomel: There is no boiling, no hops, no grain. Just Fruit, Honey and Yeast.

20140823_094200   49 oz  Vinter’s Harvest Blackberry Puree

20140823_095322 12 lbs of very expensive Honey

20140823_095805 Running  hot Melomel through the chill plate. before putting in the Carboy.

20140823_100421 Pretty Purple. This Melomel will ferment for about 3 months

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Tupelo Honey 12 lb Long considered the gold standard of honey, prized for its rich fruity flavor and non-granulating characteristic
Blackberry puree 49 oz We used VInter's Harvest.


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Servomyces Other 1 tab minutes Add servomyces to your beer to increase yeast health because healthy yeast make better tasting beer. Added to the carboy after pitching yeast
Servomyces Other 1 tab Add 1 more on the second day of ferment


Name Amount Notes
Montrachet 2 pkgs Montrachet is a versatile all purpose wine yeast with complex flavors and aromas. Ferments strongly and has good alcohol tolerance. Well suited for Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel and other dry, full bodied wines.


Water Description: Filtered. PH 6.8
Time: minutes
Target Batch Size: 5 g


Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
3 mo 64-66 6 gal Carboy
Put in the cooled fermentation cooler for the first ferment


Estimated OG: 1.064
Estimated FG: 1.010
Estimated ABV: 7.10%
Actual OG: 1.064

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