Tangerine Tupelo Melomel

434 calories 43.6 g
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Other Fruit Melomel
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 4 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 4 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.093 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.129 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 434 calories (Per )
Carbs: 43.6 g (Per )
Created Thursday August 26th 2021
1.129
1.032
12.7%
0.0
5.7
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
14 lb Honey14 lb Honey 35 2 73.7%
5 lb Orange juice5 lb Orange juice 4.8 0 26.3%
19 lbs / 0.00
 
Yeast
White Labs - Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast WLP720
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
70 - 75 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 159 B cells required
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Priming
CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Reverse osmosis water
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
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Notes

Mashing Instructions:
Added honey and tangerine juice to 2 gallons of filtered tap water, heated to 145F and held for 20 minutes to pasturize.

Ran off into fermenter, topped up with more filtered tap water to make 4 gallon target volume. Chilled with immersion chiller to yeast pitching temperature, pitched yeast starter, oxygenated for 2 minutes and let it roll.

Special Instructions / Notes:
The must measured 27.7 brix on my refractometer before I pitched the yeast.

Will rack to secondary this weekend and then ignore it in my garage for at least 6 months.

Update Nov. 19, 2014. Bottled from secondary today. Whilst it sat in secondary, the gravity dropped to 1.008. It is pretty clear without any fining, so I won't bother. This is a bit less residual sugar than I had hoped for, but a lesson for next time - USE MORE HONEY! See you at the next mead tasting in 2015 and you can taste it then.

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