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Seeking a proven Raspberry Mead recipe
« on: June 04, 2014, 02:58:01 PM »
I'm looking to attempt my first batch of Mead.  Does anyone have a proven Raspberry mead recipe?  None of the ones I've found online have any feedback or follow up talking about how well it turned out.


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Re: Seeking a proven Raspberry Mead recipe
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 02:55:14 PM »
I made a raspberry mead (melomel) once. I lost the recipe due to a hard drive crash and several moves since I made it but off the top of my head I think it was 12lbs of local honey and about 4lb of raspberries added in the secondary. It took an extremely long time (1 year+) to clear and should have gone another 6+ months to be honest. It also tasted like a shot of vodka and then some sweetness for the first year after bottling. The raspberries added a ton more sugar so the ABV shot up and I didn't adjust my initial honey addition accordingly. After about 3 years from originally being made it did come together and was something along the lines of a raspberry like wine...sorta.

If I was to do it again I would:

- Try several small batches before a 5 gallon batch
- Adjust the initial honey addition to compensate for the raspberry addition
- Learn to back sweeten mead (same as wine I think) since I like a sweeter mead
- Let the mead go until it's ready to bottle...not when I feel the need to bottle it

Maybe not the greatest of help but hopefully it helps some.

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