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10-05-2003, 10:54 PM
Does anyone have experience using fruit in mead? What recipes have turned out well? Just curious. ???

10-08-2003, 12:31 AM
I've used oranges, blueberries, elderberries and strawberries. All turned out really good.


10-08-2003, 04:04 AM
Cherrys StrawBerries and apples all turned out good. Have also used sorgrum but tha doesnt really count as a fruit does it? Want to try some habenjaro peppers eventually.

10-08-2003, 07:53 AM
I haven't tried a pepper mead yet, but I did make a jalapeno wine. It has a bit of fire in it. My brother mixes it with tomatoe juice to make bloody mary's. Says they're better that way than any other recipe.


10-08-2003, 11:41 PM
How did you go about making the pepper wine?

10-09-2003, 08:54 AM
Here's the recipe I used for 1 gallon.

~14 peppers (with seeds for fire)
15 oz of raisins
2 # of sugar
1/8 tsp tannin
1 ? tsp citric
pectin per size
Blended peppers until they were finely ground. Put in boiling water with sugar. Allowed to cool, added other ingredients. Added yeast starter. Racked when fermenting had slowed considerably and bottled about 4 monthes later.


Dan McFeeley
10-19-2003, 03:25 PM
How did you go about making the pepper wine?

You'll find a recipe for jalapeno pepper wine at Jack Keller's
site. The URL is:


-- Dan M.