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Old 02-17-2014, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Backsweeting berry mead help

Hi guys, I made a 5 gallon batch of mixed berry mead. I racked it its cleared up beautiful, great aroma, nice little after taste. One problem......is tasted a bit bland. I did back sweet it with wine cond. And noticed a might sweeter taste, besides adding more wine cond. Is there anything else I can do with sweetening it or do something when I bottle it that might help? I know its. A lot of questions I'm new to this forum. Any advice would be appreciative .

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Old 02-17-2014, 02:23 PM   #2
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Not sure what wine cond(itioner?) is, but you can add camdem tabs and potassium sulfate to prevent any further fermentation, and add a honey/water mixture into your mead until it reaches your desired sweetness.



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Old 02-17-2014, 03:01 PM   #3
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Wine conditioner is a premade mixture of sorbate and nonfermenable sugars in a liquid medium.

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:07 PM   #4
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If the mead is bland and you want to perk it up beyond sweetening it. You could try many things like adding a little acid blend, wine tannin, or age the mead on some Oak chips. What are you looking for?

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If you are planning to serve it still, then juice concentrates work too for sweetness. One of my favorites is Old Orchard Berry Blend 100% juice

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Old 02-25-2014, 02:26 AM   #6
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Nice dry yet sweet overtone

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