Raspberries, blackberries, peaches and more: From grocery stores to farmers’ markets, fresh fruit is abundant come summer. So it’s the perfect time to try a melomel, a mead made with honey and
Written by Alison Crowe
Issue: Summer 2000
There are more than 300 honey varietals in the United States, and countless others across the world. Each has unique characteristics that differ from another in taste, aroma, color, and even mouthfeel. Learn more about some of the most popular honey varieties and tips to create your own varietal mead.
High-gravity fruit meads — or melomels — can be a tricky style to brew when starting gravities are often above 1.140. Learn the best techniques to brew and ferment your next melomel, as well as advice for choosing the best fruit.