Kiwi Melomel Recipe – Might As Well Do Something Strange

This is one of those recipes you must do just so you can say you did it.  I’ve personally done this recipe before and the only reason I did it was to see the reaction of my friends.  It did turn out pretty well though.  So give a go for this kiwi melomel.

3 lbs Kiwifruit peeled and coursley cut

1 cup sugar

2.5 lbs Honey

1 teaspoon acid blend

1 pectic enzyme

1 Montrachet

1 teaspoon yeast nutrient

1.5 orange juice

1/4 tannin


  1. In a charge pot, boil kiwi and honey in 2 quarts of water for 1 min.
  2. Cool down to room temp and put into 2 gallon bucket.
  3. Add acid blend, pectic enzyme, tannin and enough water to make 2 gallon.
  4. Stir very well
  5. Add yeast and yeast nutrient
  6. Cover and put an air lock on top.
  7. Rack after strong fermentation is complete
  8. Let it sit until the wine is clear, and then cork
  9. Don’t drink for 6 months


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Kiwi Wine

Apricot Wine


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6 Comments on “Kiwi Melomel Recipe – Might As Well Do Something Strange”

  1. Erika Says:

    I would love to try this out, but I have a couple questions that I don’t see in the instructions.

    What is the unit of measure on the orange juice and the tannin? I assume cups for the OJ and teaspoons for the tannin.

    At what point did you add the 1 cup of sugar?


    • Jay's Brewing Blog Says:

      Sorry about that, it’s 1.5 cups orange juice at room temp and 1/4 tsp of tannin. Again sorry about that.

      Add the sugar in with the kiwi in the beginning.


      • Erika Says:

        Thanks! I rack my current brews in about a month and will have free carboys so I can start this soon. We’ll let you know how it goes! Thanks again.


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