Admittedly, I rushed into my first 1-gal batch of mead. Here was the process:
-I made 4 cups of blood orange tea and cooled it in the fridge (overnight).
-Sanitized EVERYTHING...like crazy. I am a homebrewer originally
-Combined the honey, cold tea (none of the loose tea) and some water in the glass jug and shook like crazy
-Topped off with water, added nutrients
-Aerate with "washing machine" method 2-3 times a day
-Added energizer (on recommendation of LHBS) on day 3 after degassing
I am reading around now, and it looks like if you do no-boils, campden tablets are recommended to kill any of the wild yeast. Well....I didn't boil AND I didn't use the tablets. It bubbled just fine, and the energizer gave it an extra kick.
Should I be okay? Normally I don't get worked up too much, but since I plan to age this for a few months, I want to make sure I am not waiting on something that is potentially "tainted."
What are your thoughts almighty meadmakers?