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Old 04-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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About a month into my orange spice mead I realized when looking over my notes that I used a full teaspoon of nutrient and energizer for my gallon batch of mead. I've only made 5 gallon batches in the past and I forgot to reduce that part of the recipe.... Will there be any consequences for this? Should I scrap now and start over?

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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How did the ferment go? I'd think that if it were going to cause complications it would have been in the begining. I wouldn't scrap it, never know a nutrient measuring mistake may turn into an amazing tasting mead and become a standard practice.

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Old 04-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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About a month into my orange spice mead I realized when looking over my notes that I used a full teaspoon of nutrient and energizer for my gallon batch of mead. I've only made 5 gallon batches in the past and I forgot to reduce that part of the recipe.... Will there be any consequences for this? Should I scrap now and start over?
A teaspoon of nutrient and a teaspoon of energiser ? or 1 teaspoon of both total ?

As for dumping it ? No, only a fool thinks of the drain first. That should be the very last option (and I don't even consider it then). At most, there might be some minor flavour/taste issues, so just let it run it's course, then if there's any problem, just use it for topping up to reduce airspace from racking losses in other batches - any flavour/taste issue is diluted down very quickly.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:52 AM   #4
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If it finishes fermenting and there's still some energizer suspended in the mead, you might be able to precipitate it out with finings and/or cold crashing.

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