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alers22 11-01-2012 12:48 PM

I partially froze my mead...can it be recovered?
 
I woke up this morning to discover that my temp control probe had been removed from the chest freezer and my freezer was now acting like a real freezer...

I have (3) 1 gallon batches of mead fermenting and although the majority of each jug is still liquid, ice was starting to form around the bottom.

Should I just bring these back up to mid-60's and give a swirl or will I need to repitch some yeast? I used Lalvin D47 yeast.

Thanks!

Brewkowski 11-02-2012 04:44 PM

How far into fermentation were you?

Freezing yeast won't kill them, it just shocked them a bit, so you should be fine warming, swirling, and waiting.

alers22 11-02-2012 05:08 PM

I am two weeks into fermentation. Thanks for the info!

Peppers16 11-05-2012 02:40 PM

In Palmer's book he talks about how he froze his lager solid. Apparently it came out fine after defrosting. I can only assume mead is just as resilient :P

shlitzcan 11-05-2012 02:43 PM

im new to this site. how do i ask my own questions?


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