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.