havnt done much in a while so....

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havnt done much in a while so....

Postby PartySmasher » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:12 am

i made mead :) never done it before. but i figured why not.

20lbs clover honey
5tsp fermax
2.5 tsp of dap
2 packs of ec1118

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never made wine or mead before. i used to just make liquor but while i wait for spring and the garage to warm up (which im very antsy for) i figured id try to make my favorite thing to drink.
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Re: havnt done much in a while so....

Postby Hellbilly13 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:24 am

Is that 20lbs for 5 gallons? If so, that will be a very sweet mead I would think. I usually go 2.5 lbs/gallon. 3 is too sweet for me. Mead is my favorite thing to drink also.
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Re: havnt done much in a while so....

Postby PartySmasher » Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:50 pm

5.5 gallons.technically l it might come out too sweet altho i do have a good sweet tooth. i guess we'll find out :)
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Re: havnt done much in a while so....

Postby Shine0n » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:25 pm

It's doable but 20 lbs is quite high for the yeast. even 1118

You'll have a whole lot better mead if you step feed it to not stress the yeast, also try doing the nutrients in steps as well and you'll get a faster ferment and don't forget to degas every day for a week or so.
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