Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cider and Melomel

Today, I got busy and made a new batch of strawberry melomel. Nancy (my significant other) loves the strawberry mels and she, along with her "book club", have about cleaned me out. So, I got on it.

I also made a hard cider with cranberry which is a first for me. I had some difficulty deciding how to get the cranberry flavor for the cider; after all, have you ever seen fresh cranberries for sale in West Texas? Yeah, me neither. Dried cranberries often have preservatives and other chemicals to keep them from clumping. So I went with a 100% Juice Cranberry Cocktail. I hope it works. Here are the recipes:

7-003 Cranberry Cider

  • 1 gal 100% Juice Cranberry Cocktail

  • 4 gal Apple Juice

  • 4 oz Grapefruit Juice

  • 1 tbs Pectin Enzyme

  • 2 tbs Yeast Nutrient

  • 1 pkt K1V-1116

  • OG: 1.050

7-004 Strawberry Melomel

  • 1 gal Clover Honey

  • 10 lbs Fresh Strawberries, pureed

  • Water to 6 gal

  • 3 tsp Pectin Enzyme

  • 5 tsp Yeast Nutrient

  • Juice of 3 Lemons

  • 1 pkt K1V-1116

  • OG: 1.112


-Safari Bob