Blood Orange Mead - Beer Recipe - Brewer's Friend

Blood Orange Mead

317 calories 15.4 g
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Sweet Mead
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.098 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)
Source: Tracy Knauss
Calories: 317 calories (Per )
Carbs: 15.4 g (Per )
Created: Wednesday June 1st 2016
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
7 lb Honey7 lb Honey 42 2 100%
7 lbs / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
3 each Cinnamon Sticks (3 inches) Spice Other 30 min.
2 each Orange Peel (Blood) Spice Other 30 min.
5 g Cloves (Whole) Spice Other 30 min.
4 each Blood Orange Pulp Spice Other 30 min.
1.50 tsp Yeast Nutrients Other Primary 1 hr.
1 tsp Yeast Energizer Other Primary 1 hr.
Wyeast - Sweet Mead 4184
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
65 - 75 °F
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 93 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Spring Water
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Was going to use Wyeast Sweet Mead, but could not get it any fermentation or action showing fermentation from my starter. Ended up using Vintner's Harvest CY17 which was probably a blessing as the Mead came out wonderful.

Also used Orange Blossom Honey and mixed with spring water. I pasteurized the honey as this was native honey from the hive.

Did the Yeast Nutrients and Yeast Energizer in 3 separate steps. At the beginning, when the Mead was at 1.060 and then again at 1.030.

Degased and transfered 3 separate times for clarity. Ended up with 2.75 gallons before bottling.

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Last Updated: 2019-01-18 15:13 UTC

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