View Full Version : Adding fruit to Show Mead

11-10-2010, 10:17 AM
I'm new to this forum so please excuse me if I err.
I have read that one way to make melomel is to start a show mead and when the fruit you want is in season add it. Can anyone comment if they use this method ?
Thank you, APC

11-10-2010, 12:19 PM
Hi, apc! Welcome to the "Gotmead" community!!

While you certainly can make a melomel by adding fruit during secondary fermentation or aging, you can also start out with a mixture of fresh fruit and honey with enough water to give you a fermentable starting gravity, and make a fine melomel starting with that in primary. Let me suggest that you peruse the "Newbee Guide" to meadmaking (a link is over on the left side of this page) and you'll find an enormous amount of info about making all mead styles.