mead, melomel, blueberry
Source: Jonathan Corbet (email@example.com)
This mead usually comes out quite dry. This recipe makes 6-1/2 gallons.
Ingredients: (for 6-1/2 gallons)
- 7-10 pounds, fresh blueberries
- 1-2 pounds, corn sugar
- 1-2 ounces, hops (Cascades is fine)
- 10 pounds, honey
- lemon grass tea (optional)
To make 6-1/2 gallons of mead, Boil the honey, sugar, and hops for at
least an hour (although boiling honey is not favored by most digest
subscribers, it works fine and is the method used by Papazian). Clean
berries and mash well. Put mashed berries, hot wort, and enough water to
make 6-1/2 gallons into a fermenter. Pitch yeast. After one week, strain
out berries and rack to secondary. Ferment at least one more month and
then bottle, priming with corn sugar and perhaps some lemon grass tea.
Age 6 months to a year.