If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate
Made a MAOM(1 gallon so reduced everything, except the honey - used 3 pounds. Wasn't paying attention, but it should still be fine i hope. if not, oh well, it's a gallon)
My problem is measuring the SG. Honey wants no part of staying in solution. How can I measure my SG? I am sure this has been covered, and I imagine I've even come across the answer at some point, but can't recall.
So, I found something that would fit into the carboy, washed and sterilized it for some time, and then set to stirring. Seems that simple problems often come with simple solutions.
The result then is a gravity of 1.100
With the yeast I have(Sweet Mead) it seems this will dry it out. So then, for a slightly sweet finished product, can I add a 1/2 pound of honey, or is my math off? Right now, it will finish out just shy of 1.000. It seems like a 1/2 lbs increase should be just enough to get that into the mildly sweet spot...But, this is my first mead, and I am not exactly built to do math.
Basically, I want a slightly sweet final product, but am unsure as to what that means in terms of sugars and this yeast...
Primary 1: MAOM
Primary 2: EdWort's Apfelwein
Next brew: ???
Last edited by bdub; 10-28-2010 at 05:53 AM.
Reason: I used my frontal lobe and found the tool for the job!