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Cran Razz Rhubarb Mead

Author:   Adam – The Meadery Member

Makes:  5 Gallons

Cran-Razz-Rhubarb Mead – Batch 2 – OG 1.082
January 20, 2013 – 5 Gallons Raspberry Cranberry Rhubarb Mead

Ingredients:

  • 1 Gallon (12lbs) artisanal MN Honey
  • 4.5 Gallons of filtered water
  • 4.5 pounds of frozen raspberries (thawed)
  • 1 pound frozen cranberries (chop with food processor first, thawed)
  • 1 pound frozen chopped rhubarb (thawed)
  • The juice of one fresh lemon
  • The juice of one fresh lime
  • Yeast nutrient and energizer
  • Wyeast 4783 | Rudesheimer
Cran Razz Rhubarb Mead

Cran Razz Rhubarb Mead Ingredients

Instructions:

  • Day 1 – Sanitize! Fill primary bucket with 3 gallons of room temp water and add gallon of honey. Mix for several minutes! Add hot water to honey pail and mix. Add the honey/water to the primary. Add ¼ teaspoon yeast nutrient and 1/8 teaspoon of yeast energizer. Top up to 5.25 gallons with filtered water. Add thawed fruit and a few raisins to honey mixture. Mix well. Add yeast and stir. Seal and add airlock.
  • Day 2 – add ¼ teaspoon yeast nutrient and 1/8 teaspoon yeast energizer. Stir.
  • Day 3 – add ¼ teaspoon yeast nutrient and 1/8 teaspoon yeast energizer. Stir.
  • Day 4 – add ¼ teaspoon yeast nutrient and 1/8 teaspoon yeast energizer. Stir.
  • Day 7 – still bubbling every 7 seconds at 60-62 degrees.
  • Day 15 – Racked – Gravity reading shows 1.001
  • Day 75 – Rack again. Stabilize.
  • Day 120 – Rack. Add honey to taste.
  • Day 125 – Bottle
  • Day 270 – Open first bottle and enjoy.

Note:  It had some off flavors in the aftertaste at about day 100. Hopefully it will go away with the addition of honey and more time.

Cran Razz Rhubarb Mead

Cran Razz Rhubarb Mead

Author:   Adam - The Meadery Member Makes:  5 Gallons Cran-Razz-Rhubarb Mead – Batch 2 – OG 1.082 January 20, 2013 – 5 Gallons Raspberry Cranberry Rhubarb Mead Ingredients: 1 Gallon (12lbs) artisanal MN Honey 4.5 Gallons of filtered water 4.5 pounds of frozen raspberries (thawed) 1 pound frozen cranberries (chop with food processor first, thawed) 1 pound frozen chopped rhubarb (thawed) The juice of one fresh lemon The juice of one fresh lime Yeast nutrient and energizer Wyeast 4783 | Rudesheimer Instructions: Day 1 – Sanitize! Fill primary bucket with…

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