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Cranberry Orange Mead

Cranberry Orange Mead! A super easy, delicious cranberry orange mead from store bought juice? That’s right. Let’s make this really easy honey wine using cranberry juice instead of whole fruit.

Cranberry Orange Mead


2 lbs (.907 kg) Orange Blossom Honey: bevyshoneybees@gmail.com

96 oz Cranberry Juice

2 g Fermaid O: https://amzn.to/3UjMqKr

1 Pack Cote Des Blancs Wine Yeast: https://amzn.to/3RcVnBM

1 Orange worth of zest

1/2 teaspoon Wine Tannin: https://amzn.to/3HfnP1w

1/2 teaspoon Pectic Enzyme: https://amzn.to/3JlVb1c

20 oz Water


1/2 teaspoon Yeast Hulls if your brew stalls: https://amzn.to/3Y2dv3F

Back sweeten with Honey to Gravity reading of 1.032 (or to your personal tastes)

Tools We Use

Little Big Mouth Bubbler: https://www.northernbrewer.com/products/little-big-mouth-bubbler

Scale: https://amzn.to/3JmJPdB

Star San: https://amzn.to/3Dm1gaa

Brewer’s Elite Hydrometer Set: https://amzn.to/407VCSN

Baster: https://amzn.to/3Y6iLmY

WUSS: https://amzn.to/3WNoSLP

Zester: https://amzn.to/3XZEMDM

Our Favorite Pitcher: https://amzn.to/408fyVN

1 Gallon Carboy with Airlock: https://amzn.to/3JmRs3u

Auto Siphon: https://amzn.to/3H8CRpy

Belgian Tasting Glass: https://amzn.to/40dfi7O

Glencairn Glasses: https://amzn.to/407VSBf

Bottling Wand: https://amzn.to/408eUrk

Fun T-shirts: https://city-steading.com/product-category/t-shirts/

Glencairn Glasses: https://amzn.to/4aXJ6tB

After aging for one year, how did it taste?

1 year tasting of aged Cranberry Orange Mead

Aging a mead or wine can sometimes, okay, often, make it considerably better, but not always! We like to taste when young, then wait a year and taste them again. Makes for an interesting mead and wine experience, and shows how things change over time. Just remember, taste is so biased. Our palates change, and grow over time, so what we may have loved a year ago might be meh, today, and vice versa! Use our scores as a guideline, like the Pirate’s Code, rather than a rule.