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Old 01-27-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Hey all. I'm about ready to rack my first ceyser into the secondary. Do I stir it beforehand to make sure the honey that settled to the bottom mixes and gets transferred?

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If it's been in there longer than 2-3 weeks, no. That's probably not honey at the bottom (unless you just poured/scooped cream/thick honey into the primary and didn't stir/mix it in before pitching the yeast).

Typically that stuff you see at the bottom of the primary are yeast/sediment/solids. Also called 'lees'. A major point of racking mead/wine to the secondary is to remove it from the lees. This is subject to many people's opinions, but mead/wine/beer left on lees for long periods of time can impart off flavors.

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