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cruxpitch 08-22-2011 05:39 PM

Stuck fermentation in first mead
 
Hello all,

I'm having a problem with my first attempt at mead. The fermentation seems to be stuck way before it should be done (still overly sweet and syrup-like). I used Cote de blanc, added a few black tea packets, some lemon juice, and yeast nutrient. The fermentation started off fine but it started to slowly cease about 3 weeks ago. Still tastes fine but is stubborn in restarting.

What I've tried in order:
-I repitched another helping of cote de blanc with almost no effect
-Added some yeast energizer, a few chopped raisins, and another packet of cote de blanc. Shook the crap out of it. Bubbling sped up for about 1 day then slowed down significantly.

I've used up my small bag of tricks. Any ideas?

Yooper 08-22-2011 05:45 PM

Have you taken any hydrometer readings? That will help to diagnose what is wrong.

cruxpitch 08-23-2011 12:32 AM

The gravity is currently at 1.045

Yooper 08-23-2011 12:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cruxpitch (Post 3193523)
The gravity is currently at 1.045

Where did it start?


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