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Rosehip Melomel

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Ingredients
  Rose hips 4 Pound
  Water 1 Gallon
  Honey 4 Pound
  Yeast 1 Teaspoon (Mead Variety, Use As Needed)
  Lemons 2 , juiced
  Yeast nutrient 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Yeast energizer 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cold tea 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Use As Needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Crush the rosehips until coarse.
2) In a saucepan, place the rosehips and add water just to cover it.

MAKING
3) Heat the rosehip mixture to boil for 10 minutes.
4) Pass the rosehips mixture through cheesecloth.
5) In the same saucepan, heat 1 gallon of water to 160°F, stir in the honey and mix in thoroughly.
6) Allow the honey mixture to cool to 70 °F and add in the yeast, lemon juice, nutrients, yeast energiser and tea.
7) Put the lid on and place in the warm place to ferment for 3 days.

FINALIZING
8) Pass the yeast mixture through cheesecloth.
9) Transfer the rosehip mixture into fermentation jar and fit with air-lock lid.
10) Allow to ferment and rack in the normal way.

SERVING
11) Bottle and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Beverage
Method: 
Fermented
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Honey
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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