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Mulberry Mead

Classification: mead, melomel, mulberry mead

Source: Thomas Manteufel (, Mead Digest #148, 6/6/93

This mead recently (March 20) won a first in the mead/cider category of the Brewer's Of South Suburbia (south suburban Chicago) regional homebrew competition. It's a simple recipe that lends itself well to many different melomels. This was a medium mead. If I want a sweeter taste, I use 3 pounds of honey, and a pound of fruit, varying according to the fruit's strength.

Ingredients: (for 1 gallon)


Pasturized and skimmed honey at 170F for 1/2 hour. Added frozen mulberries at end of heating. Pitched with rehydrated Red Star Montrachet yeast. Used NO nutriment.

Racked to secondary after 9 days, as berries were beginning to bleach. Bottled when 2 months old.