Originally Posted by inexplorata
I think I might've overestimated how far Wyeast's 4632 Dry Mead Yeast would go.
19 pounds of honey later, my OG read a whopping 1.135 back in September; this morning's reading (late January) was 1.058, which I believe still puts me in the "sickly sweet" end of things?
Now I'm wondering if I re-pitch, water down, or wait and hope. Any thoughts from the more experienced?
It is a conundrum but not something that can't be overcome, the first question is are you looking to take it dry dry or do you want something semi sweet? Either option could start the same way, a pack of lalvin 1118.
I'd rehydrate though, not pitch dry, probably go with a cup of 104* water, 1/4 tsp energizer and/or nutrient, a tsp of honey if you got it, shake the crap out of it then add the yeast for 15-20 minutes so it is all warmed up and ready to hit the ground running.
Then decide if you want to just let it go and take it dry, after which you could cold crash, stabilize and back sweeten.
Or try to halt at the desired FG by cold crashing and stabilizing
Either way, it's a relatively easy fix