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Heather Mead

Heather Mead has a subtle core flavor or character that can be identified. There is a flavor of honey. If it is a dry mead, imagine what honey would taste like without the sweet. Now take that flavor and imagine what it would taste like with the heat of alcohol.

Yields 3 gallons
Ingredients:
5 lbs Clover Honey
3.5 lbs Wildflower Honey
1 lb Whole Dried Heather Flowers
1 tsp bee pollen
Juice of 1 lemon
Sweet Mead Yeast

Instructions:
Bring 3 gallons of water to a boil. Add 11 oz heather flowers and the bee pollen and boil for 20 minutes, then turn off heat. Add the remaining 5 oz heather tops, all the honey and the lemon juice, stirring constantly. Once all the ingredients are thoroughly dissolved, cool the must to approx. 75°F and strain into a 5 gallon fermenter. Aerate well and pitch the yeast. Ferment at 70 to 75 degrees until finished, rousing the yeast if necessary.
O.G. = 1.092
F.G. = approximately 1.015
ABV = around 10%

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