Blueberry Melomel Recipe (2)

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  • 2-1/2 lbs clover honey (you can use any honey)
  • 1 gallon Knudsen’s Just Blueberries unsweetened juice
  • 1 Campden tablet
  • 3/4 tsp yeast nutrient
  • 1/4 tsp yeast energizer
  • 1 tsp Red Star Assmannshausen wine yeast

On the morning before, add the yeast to a starter solution. That night, crush the
Campden tablet very fine and stir it and all other ingredients into the must except
the yeast starter solution and cover the primary. The next morning, pitch the yeast
starter solution and recover primary. Stir daily until s.g. drops to 1.010, then
transfer to secondary and attach airlock. Ferment 30 days and rack, top up and
reattach airlock. Wait 30-45 days and rack again, then repeat after additional 30-45
days. After third 30-45-day period, inspect bottom of secondary for sediment. It
should be clean, in which case you can bottle the mead, but if a very light dusting is
visible rack once again and bottle after a few days. Bottle age at least 3 months,
but longer aging is encouraged. [Author’s own recipe]