Originally Posted by EndlessPurple
Got the mead going by the way. However the yeast decision was pretty much made for me as not much mentioned was carried or in stock, and of course I did not want to wait. Ended up with the 212 which is really finicky and needy. So far though, I am babysitting it nicely and it is working along.
I did have my oops moment in mead making on it though. While refilling the airlock, the jug splashed and about a teaspoon or so went down into the primary. While I know it wont hurt me to drink it, did I just screw up the taste of the mead?
About a week old, 2.4 gallons of orange blossom mead and 1-1.5 teaspoons of star san went in?
RC-212 isn't finicky at all. Its a prettg robust yeast, just that it has higher nutrient needs. Just watch out for any signs of H2S (rotten egg) oduor. Usually sorted by a good stir to oxygenate followex by a dose of nutrient/energiser.
As for the star san ? I don't use it. I use home mixed sanitiser of 5 crushed campden tablets and 1 teaspoon of citric acid mixed in a pint of water, which I keep in a hand spray. That lasts fine for a month or so and I just wash everything in soap and water then rinse it off and spray it with the sanitiser and leave it for 2 or 3 minutes contact time. Plus I fill my airlocks with it as it won't harm the batch if it gets in by accident.