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Simple Dry Lemon Mead

361.82 calories 36.81 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Dry Mead
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 1 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 0.66 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.164 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)
Source: Charles Hooper
Calories: (Per 12oz)
Carbs: (Per 12oz)
Created Thursday November 10th 2016
1.108
1.027
10.63%
0
5.1
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
3 lb Raw honey3 lb Raw honey 36 2 100%
3 lb / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 each Meyer Lemon Flavor Primary --
 
Yeast
- -
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Med
Optimum Temp:
66 - 72 °F
Starter:
No
Red Star Pasteur Champagne (half packet)
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
0%
Flocculation:
Optimum Temp:
0 - 0 °F
Starter:
No
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Notes

Bring 2/3rd gal water to boil; remove from heat
Let water cool to ~165F
Stir in honey
Cool to ~75F
Pour into carboy, aerate
Top off water if needed
Pitch yeast
Cut lemon in half, squeeze both halves into the carboy - don't worry about the seeds, they'll be fine
Install airlock

This was my first mead ever and I likely made a lot of mistakes!

However, I bottled it after 5 months in primary and it seemed reasonably good! It was a little cloudy so I am now conditioning it and will update this at another time.

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