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Old 05-03-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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Default First mead, few questions

So I have my first mead under my belt. Been in the primary for about a month now and everything seems to be going good. Plan on moving it to secondary some time this month and I was just wondering if there is anything I need to do/add to the mead for long term storage? I do not plan on back sweetning, or carbing it. This is the recipe I came up with, just in case it matters.

10# clover honny
3 gal water
5# frozen then thawed black pie cherrys
2 pk's Lalvin D-47
a bit of yeast nutrient, yeast energizer, and pectic enzyme.
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Nope, just rack it off the lees and let it clear. Then prepare to do some waiting....

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Nope, just rack it off the lees and let it clear. Then prepare to do some waiting....
And when you're done waiting, prepare to do some more waiting. Meads require LOTS of patience.

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Nope, just rack it off the lees and let it clear. Then prepare to do some waiting....
Cool thanks. 10-4 on the waiting. Plan on bottling sometime around Sept/Oct. and cracking them open around X-mass.
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