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Blackberry Mead

492 calories 24.7 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Other Fruit Melomel
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3 gallons
Post Boil Size: 2.75 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.150 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Sweet Mead
Calories: 492 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 24.7 g (Per 12oz)
Created Sunday July 26th 2020
1.150
1.004
19.09%
0
6.21
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12 lb Honey12 lb Honey 35 2 60%
128 oz Blackberry128 oz Blackberry 3.6 0 40%
20 lb / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 gal Spring Water Water Agt Mash 0 min.
3 tsp bentonite Fining Mash 0 min.
1 tsp Fermaid K Water Agt Mash 0 min.
8 oz Lemon Juice Flavor Mash 0 min.
 
Yeast
Lallemand - Lalvin D47
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
65%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
59 - 86 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
72 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 136 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
Method: none       CO2 Level: 0 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Total mash water needed 2.8 11.2  
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.25 qt/lb    
Remaining sparge water volume 2.8 11.2  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Amount going into kettle 2.55 10.2  
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 1.95 7.8  
Adjusted starting boil size 4.5 18  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Amount going into fermentor 3 12  
Total: 2.8 11.2
 
Notes

Add yeast nutrients (Fermaid K) 1 tsp each at different steps. (1.085,1.060).

Blackberries are in the form of juice after they have been run through a juicer. I started with 12lbs which I got 1 gallon of juice. This takes the seeds out of it which might add tannins.

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