Brew your best beer EVER. Save 10% on Brewer's Friend Premium today. Use code TAKE10. Sign Up ×

Carrot Blossom Mead

705 calories 68.6 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Semi-Sweet Mead
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 4.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.137 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Calories: 705 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 68.6 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday August 25th 2021
1.206
1.051
20.2%
0.0
24.7
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb Raw Honey9 lb Raw Honey 68.5 20 100%
9 lbs / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
130 °F --
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
2 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Mash 0 min.
1 tsp Fermaid K Other Mash 0 min.
 
Yeast
White Labs - Sweet Mead/Wine Yeast WLP720
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Low
Optimum Temp:
70 - 75 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 179 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
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
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Add 1/4 of the nutrient mix on brew day, on day 2, day 4, and day 8. Keep fermentation temperature between 64 and 68 degrees. Rack to secondary fermenter after a month. After first month, temperature control not as critical. Mead should be finished in 3-4 months. Carrot Blossom mead normally needs mead acid blend--add it to taste before bottling or kegging. Carrot Blossom honey is full of caramel like complex sugars that linger into the mead.

Mashing Instructions:
Heat honey jar in hot water so it will pour easily. Bring 1/2 gal. high alkaline water to boil and turn off stove. Slowly add the honey to the water stirring constantly. Honey-water mixture should be around 130 degrees. Cover and let it sit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, put covered pan in tub of cold water for half-hour. Add 1 gallon cold water to carboy. Pour honey-water mixture on top of the cold water. Add more water until you get to 1.120 OG.

Last Updated and Sharing
 
48
Views
0
Brews
Recipe QR Code
  • Public: Yup, Shared
  • Last Updated: 2021-08-25 07:23 UTC
Discussion about this recipe:
You must be logged in to add comments.

If you do not yet have an account, you may register here.

Back To Top Buy Ingredients
https://www.brewersfriend.com/