I made a mead yesterday, first time for me for mead though I've been brewing beer for a long time. Anyway, I have 2 questions for the smart folks around here:
First, my mead (based on "Malkore's (not so) Ancient Mead" recipe) is in a 3 gallon carboy. I've read several people talking about skimming stuff off the top of their meads... then I look at my carboy... then I think, well, how am I going to do that? And is it necessary?
Second, by the time I got to the end of the brew day (did a stout first, then did my mead) I completely forgot about adding the yeast nutrients. There was a little in the yeast starter I did so I'm not completely worried about their absence yet, but I'm wondering how best to add them now. My thought is to mix them in some clean water and just add them in and shake my carboy up again. Quite irritated with myself for forgetting.
Thanks for any advice. The raw mead sure tasted good when I "accidentally" tried some before putting it in my fermenter, hehehe.