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Old 01-25-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default low abv sparkling mead??? any advice?

I am thinking of making a sparkling Mead about 5-7 abv I want to use good honey since this will be semi sweet.

1 gallon water
3# honey(cherry bossom, orange blossom, buckwheat ...just some good honey)
Nutrient & energizer
Nottingham ale yeast
Sg 1.060-1.065

Ferment 58 to 62 f
1-2 weeks...rack @ 1.015-1.020

Bottle Carb... pasteurize... drink all this in one month

ANY THOUGHTS?

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Old 01-25-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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If not using priming sugar/honey to carb it then watch the gravity closley. last time I used Nottingham on a mead it took off like a rocket and fermented quickley; however, my fermenting temp was in the mid to high 60*F range. So your cooler temps may help that.

If you want it semi sweet I still bet that nottingham will take that dry bottle carbing. You may need to throw in some unfermentable sugar in there if you want it semi sweet.

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If not using priming sugar/honey to carb it then watch the gravity closley. last time I used Nottingham on a mead it took off like a rocket and fermented quickley; however, my fermenting temp was in the mid to high 60*F range. So your cooler temps may help that.

If you want it semi sweet I still bet that nottingham will take that dry bottle carbing. You may need to throw in some unfermentable sugar in there if you want it semi sweet.
On my cinders I stop fermentation early and Nottingham is known for it attenuation under 100....I do know what you mean about the rocket cause I use it in my cinders and some times fermentations done In like 2 says....but I usually cols crash then bottle Carb then pasteurize cider come out great just wondering about Mead
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All I meant was that the nottingham took a mead of mine dry at 0.998 in under two weeks. With London ESB 1968 yeast I had a pumpkin Melomel go from 1.100 to 1.015 in like 5 or 6 days. Just warning that if you wait a full 1 or two weeks to rack and check your gravity then, it may be lower than your wanted 1.015 - 1.02.

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This I do know....I let it for to where I want then cold crash a week or two

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