Thanks for your reply yodalegomaster. Never once did any of the recipes I was reading say that the nutrient was a required ingredient.
I'll get on that very soon, have to get the grape nuts first.
I added the grape nuts liquid and could see clumps of it floating on top. A few days later I saw tiny bubbles in the liquid below. Although the airlock never bubbled, ever, I just let the fermentation continue.
I truly believe that because my fermenter was only half full of liquid, there was too much air space to the top of the fermenter, and airlock, therefore the liquid fermented on it's own using the air space above to blow off it's gases, but it never reached the very top to make the airlock bubble.
I bottled it last nt with carb tabs after first tasting the mead (is that what it's called)? So far, so good. I'll let it sit in the bottles for about a month before testing.
Thanks again for the nutrient tip!
Last edited by Suziebr; 04-24-2010 at 03:05 PM.