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Old 06-08-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default 72 hours and I'm down .010 Gravity

So I started a batch of mead on saturday with Wyeast Sweet Mead. It's been 72 hours with no visible activity in the airlock. So I took another hydrometer reading. It started at 1.120 and is down to 1.110. I know the Wyeast is supposed to be slow but at this rate it'll take 30 days to get fermentation down to acceptable levels. Does this sound right to anyone else?

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Old 06-09-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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Looks like all it needed was a good shaking to really take off fermenting. Bubbling every couple of seconds now.

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Old 06-10-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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it was already dropping, probably didn't even need to shake, just wait another day.

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