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Berry Bliss

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Moorland Maine blueberry honey
  • 1 lb Moorland Cape Cod cranberry honey
  • 1 lb Moorland Wild Raspberry honey
  • 1/2 gallon R.W. Knudsen black cherry juice
  • 1 tsp nutrient
  • water for 1 gallon
  • Red Star Pasteur champagne yeast
  • ascorbic acid at bottling

Instructions

Follow Mead Basics instructions.

Add ascorbic acid (according to the instructions on the package) at bottling time.

Brewing Stats

25 June 1994
first batch made

18 July 1998
start grav.: 1.115
pot. alcohol: 15%
0.125% tartaric

final grav.: 1.060
pot. alochol: 7.5%

total alcohol: 7.5%

Notes

A sweet, complex dessert wine. Lovely red color. The complexity and acidity balance the sweetness, so that even those who don't like sweet wines tend to like it.

Initial batches were prone to rapid oxidation upon opening. Experiments with adding citric acid at brewing time or ascorbic acid at bottling time showed that ascorbic acid was the best addition for improving both flavor and color.