So, my 2nd attempt at a raspberry melomel;
14-15 lbs. wildflower honey
8-9 lbs. of blended thawed raspberries in nylon mesh bag (MUST BE RED, no pink allowed)
2.5 tsp. of yeast nutrient (DAP)
2.5 tsp. of yeast nutrient (just because...)
2.5 tsp. of pectic enzyme
And added 1 cup of early grey tea... just because.
Filled to 23-24 L mark in primary w/ water (~68 F temp.)
Pitched Wyeast 4632: Dry Mead (after ~12 hours activating smack pack)
OG was 1.095.
After 2 weeks I removed the nylon mesh (and w/e mush was in it).
After a total of 27 days, since pitching the yeast, I racked the melomel over to the secondary clarifier (S.G. = 1.000).
This seemed to ferment out quicker than I have come to expect from my meads. PROBABLY due to all the nutrients I added (for a while I was worried that it might have a metallic/burnt smell about it).
After close to about 2 weeks since racking it to the secondary, I'm thinking about adding the clearing agent & stabilizer. After this I would probably let it sit for about... another month before bottling. Thing is, this all seems to be moving kind've fast, and I'm wondering if I should be giving it a lot more time in the secondary. There is absolutely NO activity, S.G. has not changed, and I'm worried about letting it sit too long (its roughly 3 inches from the neck of the carboy, and I am unwilling to add water/mead/wine or weights in order to prevent the possibility of oxidation). Should I be giving this more time in the secondary? Could I potentially ruin this if I bottle to soon?