So I made this mead, and it is really floccin' good. I call it a rhodomelomel: it's a deep purple rose/blueberry semi-sweet mead.
Unfortunately, its maker is an idiot. I decided I wanted blueberries and rose petals in my mead. So, I made a mead, waited two weeks, then shoved some pasteruized mush made of frozen blueberries and culinary rose petals into a carboy and racked on top of it.
Well, the inevitable phase separations took their course: the blueberries have made a thick layer on the bottom with the trub, and the rose petals are loosely floating on top like pond scum.
Since I don't have a big enough centrifuge, what's the best way to extract the mead from the not-mead? I predict my auto siphon is going to get clogged several times if I try to rack, and those rose petals will have soaked up a bunch of the mead like a sponge. I don't have a whole lot of mead (<2 gallons), so I'd like to keep as much of it as I can.
All suggestions welcome. And I'm not worried about oxidation at this point - rose petals are chock full of antioxidants!