Monique Scovil of Aurora, Colo., submitted her semi-sweet standard melomel with pluots into category 25, which had a total of 132 entries. Adore took gold in category 25, won Best in Show, and gained Scovil the title of 2011 Meadmaker of the Year. If that isn’t testimant of a quality mead recipe, than we don’t what is!
Adore | Melomel: Other Fruit
- 14 lb (6.35 kg) wildflower honey
- Yeast energizer and nutrients
- Pluots (amount unknown)
- Pectic Enzyme
- Potassium sorbate at primary
- Potassium metabisulfite at primary
- Acid blend at bottling
- 1 packet of liquid Superkleer to clarify
- Filtered St. Paul water up to volume
- Lalvin D-47 dry yeast
- Original Gravity: 1.090
- Final Gravity: 1.030
- ABV: 7.9%
- IBU: n/a
- SRM: n/a
- Boil Time: n/a
- Efficiency: n/a
- Pre-boil Volume: n/a
- Pre-boil Gravity: n/a
- Mix water and honey, stir vigorously to oxygenate.
- Add the yeast energizer and nutrient to the must.
- Add the fruit and the pectic enzyme.
- Add the yeast on top of the must.
- Ferment completely, watching for signs of slowing fermentation.
- Rack to secondary and age until clear.