Cherry Mead

From the BrewBlog of Bruce Buerger – Waukesha, Wisconsin USA
Printed January 16, 2018

Style: Other Fruit Melomel
Yield: 5 gallons
Bitterness (Calc): 0 IBU (Tinseth)
OG: 1.160
BJCP Style Info: Other Fruit Melomel
Bitterness: N/A
Color: N/A
Info: In well-made examples of the style, the fruit is both distinctive and well-incorporated into the honey-sweet-acid-tannin-alcohol balance of the mead. Different types of fruit can result in widely different characteristics; allow for a variation in the final product.

Commercial Examples: White Winter Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry Melomels, Redstone Black Raspberry and Sunshine Nectars, Bees Brothers Raspberry Mead, Intermiel Honey Wine and Raspberries, Honey Wine and Blueberries, and Honey Wine and Blackcurrants, Long Island Meadery Blueberry Mead, Mountain Meadows Cranberry and Cherry Meads.

General Information
Method: Other
21.00 pounds Honey - Wildflower  
1 tsp Nutriferm Energy  
3/4 tsp Nutriferm Advance  
96 oz Extract - Cherry  
Name: Lalvin
Manufacturer: Lallemand - Lalvin
Product ID: 71B-1122
Type: Wine
Flocculation: High
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 59–86°F
Amount: 5 gr

Diluted 21 lbs of honey and one can of cherry juice into a pail with 2.5 gallons of water.  Mixed thoroughly with 3/4 tsp of Nutriferm Advance and added pure oxygen for 15 seconds.  Re-hydrated yeast with 1 tsp of Nutriferm Energy.

Primary: 28 days @ 72° F
Cherry Mead
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Original Gravity: 1.160 / 36° P  
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