Everyone makes a mixed berry mel, right? This was my first attempt at it.
Costco Clover honey
6lbs frozen blueberries
6lb Cascadian Farm Antioxidant Blend
.75 gallons Vintener’s Havest Black Currant
8oz dried elderberries
1lb dried apricots
1lb dried figs
handful of raisins
Fermaid K, DAP
defrost frozen fruit in a bucket overnight, covered with a towel
rehydrate yeast, add to Go-Ferm slurry
mix wildflower honey and water to 6 gallons, SG 1.14
aerate like mad
add fruit in a sparging bag
cover with sanitized towel
at lag phase add 3g Fermaid K, 3g DAP
add another 3g Fermaid K and 3g DAP
at 1/3 sugar break add another 3g DAP
transferred to a 6.5gal carboy with airlock
SG is 1.011, the yeast is probably done.
taste is nice, lots of deep black currant with other berry notes. taste is still a little hot, will let this one sit for a while then oak it.
added 3oz Medium French oak
Tasted it, delish. racked off the oak, will let it sit for a bit longer then bottle it. Time to start another batch!