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Old 05-21-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what the FG of Joes ancient orange mead is? Mine is almost 3 months along and still bubbling. I followed the recipe exactly so I dont know why its taking so long. I'll be checking the gravity when I bottle it, just want an idea of what to expect.

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Old 05-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #2
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About 1.020, if I remember this thread from GotMead correctly.

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:22 PM   #3
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the recipe on here states around 1.030, which is where mine is after close to 4 months I think. Mine is sweet, and needs some time ageing but is drinkable

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Old 05-21-2009, 09:32 PM   #4
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According to my refractometer, my OG was 31 brix, and my FG was 15 brix...seemed like it made a lot of alcohol... it was a little warm in the closet.

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:05 PM   #5
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I'd say 1.020 is reasonable. no need to wait til you bottle it to run a hydro test. remember, airlock bubbling does NOT equal fermentation

I've had plenty of things bubble for a month when the gravity never changed. I've had things never bubble, but the gravity fell 80 points.

Hydrometer is the only thing you can trust.

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My OG was 1.144 and FG was 1.035 - 14.4% ABV.

Too sweet for my taste, but most people seem to like it.

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Old 05-24-2009, 07:24 AM   #7
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Mine ended at 1.030 after a month. It's pretty sweet, but drinkable. I think a couple of months of aging will improve it nicely.

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Old 05-25-2009, 01:08 PM   #8
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Mine's still at 1.060 after almost 3 months. Tastes good, but seems a little high. Maybe my yeast didnt survive long enough to finish the job?

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Old 05-25-2009, 04:40 PM   #9
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Mine's still at 1.060 after almost 3 months. Tastes good, but seems a little high. Maybe my yeast didnt survive long enough to finish the job?
I think that's a sound conclusion.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:47 AM   #10
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Does anyone know what the original gravity would be if you followed the recipe exactly?

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