Originally Posted by ftonz
I only use one dose of nutrient with mine, and thats when it's goes into the carboy.
Mead is great because theres really not much you can do to botch it.
Just clean your airlock / replace with clean one
Not a winemaker, so can't really comment on that much, but mead does definitely benefit from *staggered* nutrient additions -- I'm pretty impressed the OP's kit came with SNA additions!
Certainly a big +1 to the rest of ftonz's advice!
What GinKings mentions regarding dissolving the nutrients in a little heated water is good advice too, and I'd also add that you really should degas your mead before adding additions; not only is this good practice anyway, but it definitely helps prevent what happened to you -- known in the mead circles as a 'MEA' (Mead Eruption Accident)!
Packaged: Heady Topper Clone (killed during AB's craft bashing SB commercial...), Graff, Basic Spiced Cider
Recent Meads: Mead Day '11 Ginger Metheglin, Mead Day '12 Traditional (orange blossom) Mead, Simple Cyser '12
Primary: Wild Cider, Simple Cyser
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Bulk Aging: Cocobochet
Planned: Hop Metheglin #3 (NZ hops), Trad. Gesho T'ej