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Old 09-12-2011, 03:48 AM   #1
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I just made my first mead tonight and all the honey seemed to have settled to the bottom. I have already pitched yeast (1118) and I am already getting activity. Sould I try to shake it to combine or just leave it alone?

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Old 09-12-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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It will mix by itself. You will be fine.

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The yeast can eat the honey off the bottom. We sometimes use this technique intentionally - referred to as "bottom dwelling continuous diffusion yeast feeding" or BDCDYF for short.

Just make sure you are providing nutrients, aeration, and other good management and it should be fine.

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The yeast can eat the honey off the bottom. We sometimes use this technique intentionally - referred to as "bottom dwelling continuous diffusion yeast feeding" or BDCDYF for short.

Just make sure you are providing nutrients, aeration, and other good management and it should be fine.

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I always called it "CMBIATLTHWOTTMTM" but glad to see there is a technical term for it...

cold mix because I am too lazy to heat water or to thoroughly mix the must
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