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Old 04-13-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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I have a 5 gallon batch thats been fer. for a year, and its clear. But i wanted it to be sweeter so i added honey during the bottling process and now its back to cloudy. Is there anyway to clear the mead after i bottled or will it clear after time? Any comments welcome, thanks.

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Old 04-14-2014, 04:56 PM   #2
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Yes it will clear with time but you will get a silky sediment that is easily stirred up at the bottom of the bottle. If using screw caps you can siphon off clear liquid into new bottles but for anything else will be too much of a pain. So either shake well before serving or chill it real cool and slowly poor your drinks to try and not disturb the sediment.

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Old 04-17-2014, 07:57 PM   #3
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I have a 5 gallon batch thats been fer. for a year, and its clear. But i wanted it to be sweeter so i added honey during the bottling process and now its back to cloudy. Is there anyway to clear the mead after i bottled or will it clear after time? Any comments welcome, thanks.
Like Arpolis said, it will clear given enough time.

How much honey did you add though? My biggest concern would be bottle-bombs.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:39 AM   #4
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At a year I doubt there is any yeast that would be active

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At a year I doubt there is any yeast that would be active

You might be surprised. Yeast can stay active for a surprisingly long time.


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Yeah I get you on that I have slants that are over a year old but I figured with only honey and already 10ish % alcohol would be tough to get going

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I added less than 1/4 cup of honey to half my bottles. The other half I'm leaving dry.

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You can wait or use a fining agent. Superkleer is my go to.


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