Originally Posted by RAMBO3602
Thanks for the replys guys. Yeah Im from Preston Lancashire. The yeast I was told can tolerate a higher abv. I used a combination of buckwheat and wildflower all of which was nice and runny when poured in. I gave it more than a good stirring. Well the airlock is bubbling away so i guess its just a case of wait and see now. Sure it will turn out great.
Preston, Lancs. Ok well that's handy then.
What yeast was it that you used ?
Even the highest alcohol tolerant yeasts like an easy life, even if they can work very hard.
You still don't mention any nutrients (or due to the linguistic issues hereabout, they like to say about nutrients and energiser). Energiser is usually a tan coloured powder, and while FermaidK is a favourite in the mead world, you will find Tronozymol locally, either in a nearby home brew shop or mail order. Nutrient is usually pure DAP/di-ammonium phosphate - again the easiest source of that is Youngs Yeast Nutrient, which only has DAP and one other ingredient (which I think is an anti-caking thing) so pretty close. It looks a bit like white crystals, similar to granulated sugar.
You don't have to use them, and if you only used one, Tronozymol would be the better of the two.
If the nutrients stuff is left out, it will ferment but will likely be a very slow, long ferment, with no guarantee of decent results.
Where did the honey come from as I can't find buckwheat easily here ?