I'm almost ready to begin a Raspberry Melomel and I've been using the GotMead? calculator to determine the poundage of honey to use in a 5 gallon batch. The calc. says 12.5 lbs. honey for 5 gallons which creates a specific gravity must of 1.09 and that is an ABV of 12.22% with a final gravity of 0.998.
The Raspberries will be racked onto after fermentation is complete.

Does that sound right to you guys? Pretty accurate?

Thanks,
Jonas