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Old 11-02-2011, 02:39 PM   #541
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Wow thats odd huesmann, that hasnt been my experience at all. Not denying your experience just surprised. Have you been jostling the fermenter before trying to read through the liquid, by any chance?

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Old 11-03-2011, 02:14 AM   #542
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I started a gallon on 8/8/11, and it's not really showing any sign of clearing. I mean, it's definitely clearer than when it was fermenting, but nowhere clear enough to read through. I can barely see the shape of my hand through the jar. This isn't really a very quick mead, IME.
Mine did this also, and then one day I walked into my man cave and everything had dropped. Just wait a little longer.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:13 PM   #543
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I have a question I did a very small batch of this with a gravity of 1.060 so I added sugar to it. I forgot the OG but think it was around 1.070. I took a reading and it was .996 is that normal. I could NOT stand tasting this pile. It's so harsh with no flavor. It is still very young. Maybe this time next year it will calm down.

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:15 PM   #544
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Was it white sugar, random? Or were you using the term general term sugar re: extra honey.

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Was it white sugar, random? Or were you using the term general term sugar re: extra honey.
It was white cane sugar I am ready to toss it if it still taste like crap after a couple months. It was my first batch ever. I may even remake it without the added sugar this weekend I haven't decided yet.
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Old 11-03-2011, 06:01 PM   #546
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Ive never heard of anyone adding white sugar to the mix in a JAOM, so unless I'm way off base Id say that was the issue. Did you just run out of honey? I'd think that white sugar would help give it a more rubbing alcohol prison wine like flavor.

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Old 11-03-2011, 06:26 PM   #547
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First time mead maker here so don't shoot me but I'm thinking I'll take the plunge and make a 5 gallon batch because if I like it I'm going to wish i had more right? So do I use more yeast for the 5 gallon size?

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Old 11-03-2011, 06:32 PM   #548
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I'm no expert, so I hope the blokes and frydogs and Insomniacs of the world dont think I am getting uppity when I answer. However, I have always read that 1 gallon to 5 gallons is the same amount of yeast.

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See i upped my yeast and i think that is my major issue..

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Ive used as much as 2 tablespoons (yikes I know) in a 1 gallon batch, with very limited negative consequences.

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