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Old 08-22-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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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?

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

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The gravity is currently at 1.045

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The gravity is currently at 1.045
Where did it start?
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