Blackberry Melomel

This is a dense, and dark mead.  Since it is a bit complex, it will be one of those that is better with a bit of age.  It’s a really good mead to make when you have plenty of blackberries and are trying to figure out creative ways to use them.

Blackberry Melomel

Yield: 1 Gallon

3 lbs Blackberries

1 Cup Corn Sugar

1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest

Juice from 1 Lemon

2 lbs Honey

1/8 teaspoon grape tannin

1 teaspoon acid blend

1 teaspoon pectic enzyme

1 package Montrachet yeast

1 teaspoon yeast nutrient


  • Crush blackberries and put them in a 2 gallon container.
  • Add sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest
  • Boil sugar and honey in water for 10 to 20min
  • Pour over the berries, add grape tannin.
  • Let the mixture cool
  • Add acid, pectic enzyme
  • Add enough to make 1 gallon
  • Add yeast nutrient, and yeast
  • Let ferment for 3 month
  • Rack into another fermenter
  • In another 6 months rack again
  • Then bottle
  • Let bottles sit for 6 months before opening


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