Curt & Kathy's Blackberry Melomel Mead Kit

$99.99

SKU# 6316

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The same recipe as Curt & Kathy's Raspberry Melomel, but with Blackberries instead of Raspberries. Elements of a sweet late-harvest red wine or ruby port mixed in with the floral high notes of wildflower honey.

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Another Curt and Kathy creation, this melomel also uses a sweet mead for a base, but adds blackberry puree instead of raspberry during secondary fermentation. This adds tannin as well as acid into the flavor complex; combined with the deeper color of the fruit, this melomel has elements of a sweet late-harvest red wine or ruby port mixed in with the floral high notes of wildflower honey.

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Fantastic
Brewed this mead to serve at my wedding, but it was too good to waste on all those people. It is not terribly sweet but neither is it bone dry. I followed the instructions strictly, and after 6 months it is a great finished product that I am unwilling to share. I plan on brewing this again and trying the raspberry melomel next.
August 4, 2012
Easy and good
First mead making experience. I think it could be a little sweeter but my girlfriend loves it so we will be making more!
December 31, 2012
Great brew
I am primarily an extract beer brewer, but I have experimented with mead. I've tried a number of different recipes that I put together, but this kit surpasses them all. I highly recommend it. It is quite sweet, and the blackberries really offset the sweetness nicely. The instructions were straightforward, and I liked that there was no acid blend or other additives.
May 16, 2010
Wonderful Kit Mead
I did this mead almost two years ago and it just keeps getting better. It was drinkable at 2 months, worth sharing with other home brewers at 6 months and by 9 months it was guest worthy and is only getting better. Easy to get the must built and in the fermenter the hardest part about this kit is the waiting!
July 27, 2014
Great Kit, easy to make, requires patiences
Quite easy to make vs beer. I would say that it does really need a year to age before it hits it's prime.
March 11, 2015
Did it twice looking to do it again
The bottles that are 4 yrs old now are absolutley fantastic
December 29, 2011
GREAT!!!!
This is just absolutley fantastic mead kit. Love itRoger
November 2, 2012
Easy to use, very promising
This was my very first mead. Kit was easy to use, ingredients were premium. Instructions were very clear and easy.Mead is in secondary now, and smells wonderful. This will take a long time to mature, but so far, very highly recommended.
August 16, 2013
dry as a bone
"sweet" is mentioned multiple times in the description and instructions. After starting at 1.115 it finished primary at 1.000, which is anything but...I think it's salvageable but $84 is a lot to spend on something and not remotely get what you signed up to buy.
March 22, 2012
not a fan
I followed the directions that came with this kit but my final product had a strong alcohol taste to it with almost no blackberry flavor. looking at the other reviews though it may get better after i let it sit for some more time. i hope
June 13, 2012
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What is the ABV for this kit?
J S on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This kit should finish out with an ABV of 14.5-15.5%

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