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Brew #32 Blueberry Pomegranate Mead

March 4, 2012

Blueberry Pomegranate Mead
Brewer: Trollby
Style: Mead
Batch: 1.50 galExtract

Recipe Gravity: 1.140 OG
Recipe Bitterness: 0 IBU
Recipe Color: 11° SRM
Estimated FG: 1.035
Alcohol by Volume: 13.6%
Alcohol by Weight: 10.7%

Frozen BB-Pom Juice (6.13oz sugar)0.77 lb, Extract, Other
Honey                         5.00 lb, Sugar, Other

Lalvin 71B-1122               1.00 unit, Yeast, Flocculation – medium; Temperature Range: 59°-86° F   5.0 GRAMS ; Alcohol tolerance up to 14%
Raisins                       25.00 unit, Additive, Used in Meads for yeast food  (Yeast Nutrients)
Yeast Nutrients               0.25 unit, Additive, 1/2 tsp per 5 gallons

Recipe Notes:
1.5 quarts bottled or filtered water in a 5 quart pot bring to a boil, remove from heat.
Add honey and mix well.
Add both Nutrients and cool to 80*F

Rehydrate Yeast in 2 oz (50ml) water between 104 - 109*F, wait 15 min then stir.
blend in some must slowly to temper and bring yeast up to gravity (about 5min)

Take OG sample

Aerate the Must and add the yeast, mix well and aerate again.

Maintain temp between 65-75*F for approx 30 days.
Taste was very good BB-Pom but very sweet, which I hope it keeps the fruit flavors.
OG = 1.140 @ 71*F
FG = 1.054 @ 70*F
ABV = 11.5%

So it stalled but 11.5% is high enough for me, was very sweet but the fruit flavor is still there.
I got 11 16oz  flip-top bottles