Curmudgeon Clone Recipe

Curmudgeon Clone Recipe

Kelly Klein, Groennfell & Havoc CEO
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Curmudgeon is our sour elderberry and maple mead. It was brewed in collaboration with Rumamok Maple!

Curmudgeon Clone Recipe

Batch Size - 5 Gallon/19L

OG - 1.044

FG - 1.002

ABV - 5.8


5.5 lbs wildflower honey

3 oz dried elderberries

2 oz maple syrup 

Enough Water to Make the Final Volume 5 Gallons

1 oz. Wyeast Wine Yeast Nutrient

5 Campden Tablets (if desired)

5 packets QA23 Yeast

1 packet/vial Lactobacillus Planatarum

Step by Step

  1. Combine the first five ingredients with the water at 92°F (33°C) stirring vigorously to aerate. 
  2. Either sulfite with campden tablets and wait 24 hours or go on to the next step
  3. Add the yeast and bacteria as recommended by the manufacturer
  4. Maintain the fermentation at about 86 degrees fahrenheit 
  5. Bottle (with priming sugar) or keg when bubbling has completely stopped (should be 8-10 days).
  6. Enjoy in a week or two!

For general brewing principles and practices please visit our article: How We Brew Everything We Brew

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