Originally Posted by JustinG60
Hopefully not being too bi of a pain here... I expected to rack tomorrow so 2 days ago I put a hydrometer to it and got 1.03. I sealed it back up and checked and again got a reading of 1.030. Seems a little high to be finished, or so I have read. Is this bad? Or wrong? Finished and ready to put into a carboy?
You can transfer from primary (which I NEVER) apply an airlock to when making mead/wine, and when OG has dropped by 2/3 I transfer to carboy and apply airlock. I never use airlock activity as a monitor because I have had some yeasts that simply do not cause a lot of activity. Plus mead as compared to wine can take a bit longer to hit the end of fermentation. I really do not worry about it because I know I will be bulk aging. If I have a high gravity OG, greater than 1.110, I never use all that fermentable up front since it simply stresses the yeast out. The honey is fed in planned increments. If I want to know what is going on I use my hydrometer. No issues in three years.