Sunday, June 19, 2016

Cold Brewed Cherry Melomel Recipe



  • 5 pounds of cherries, pitted if needed.

  • 5 pounds of honey

  • 2 lemons zest & juice

  • 2 limes zest & juice

  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon

  • Bohemian Lager Yeast

  • Yeast Nutrient (according to label)

  • 5 ounces of corm sugar (for priming)

  • Water to 5 gallons

Simmer (160 degrees) cherries for 45 minutes.

Remove from heat, stir in honey, lemons, limes, and cinnamon.

Pour through metal strainer into a 5 gallon jug or bucket

Add water up to shoulder of the jug.

Attach airlock. Leave to stand till next morning.

Add Yeast & Nutrient.

Shake with airlock off for 15 minutes.

Store at 55 degrees F.

In 24 to 48 hours it should begin bubbling.

After a week to 3 weeks, a day or two after bubbling stops, store at 70 degrees F for 24 hours.

Siphon into a clean 5 gallon jug.

Return to 55 degrees for 3 nonths.

Siphon into a bottling bucket, stir in priming sugar. Bottle or keg.

Return to 55 degrees for 1 month. Longer if not carbonated fully.

Store at 35 degrees for up to 1.5 years.