Brewing mead with fruits

Fruit can be added:

  1. During primary fermentation – This is a common way of adding fruit to mead (and beer or wine). …
  2. During secondary fermentation – When adding fruit to the secondary, the base mead is fermented most of the way to completion. …
  3. You can also add fruit juices or extracts just before bottling.

Can mead be made with fruit?

A Berry Mead are Melomels made with berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, currants (black, red, and white), strawberries, boysenberries, elderberries, Marion berries, mulberries, lingonberries, huckleberries, cranberries, etc. Generally, any fruit with ‘berry’ in the name would qualify.

How much fruit should I put in mead?

A good starting point with most fruits is about 3 pounds of fruit per gallon of mead, though I have been known to use 5 or even 6 pounds of fruit. Fruit blends can produce some great-tasting meads.

How long do you leave fruit in mead?

How Long to Leave Fruit in Secondary Mead

  1. This extraction of flavors and sugars will take around one to two weeks. …
  2. It is advisable to wait for around two weeks to make sure the sugars ferment and you get the full extraction of the color, aroma ,and flavor from the fruit.

What is mead with fruit called?

Melomel is a term for the combination of mead (a fermented solution of honey and water) with fruit. Within the broad category there are various other names for meads combined with specific fruits.

Can I make mead from fruit juice?

Fruits can be sweet, tart, tangy, bitter or mild. They can add flavor, color, acidity, bouquet, tannins, and additional fermentable sugars. They can be used whole, crushed, or juiced. The juice can even be substituted for the water, as is the case with apple juice in a Cyser.