Melomel Fruit Mead

Mead made with fruit.

RecipeMakes 1 Gallon

  • 2 lbs of honey
  • 1-5 lbs of your choice of fruit; crushed. How much depends on how sweet. For reference: 1.25 lbs of raisins, or 7 lbs of mangoes, when aiming for ~1.110 Specific Gravity. If you want more fruit flavor, add more fruit and reduce the honey to compensate.

If you wish, for a more full-bodied flavor, you can combine the Traditional recipe with this one.

Add the honey and crushed fruit to your fermenter, then fill with water up to half way. Shake the fermenter vigorously to dissolve the honey and aerate the must. Add water to fill most of the way, leaving some headspace in case it foams up. Add the yeast of your choice, and shake to incorporate. Finally, install an airlock, and store in a cool, dark place.

Once fermentation is complete, rack into another vessel for batch conditioning (also called secondary fermentation) or directly bottle.