yeah...that's way too much honey IMO. you never really need to exceed maybe 3.5lbs per gallon, and you used 5lbs per gallon.
1.170 seems a little high, but still very high. even with champaign yeast, I suspect it'll finish sweet.
i've never gone over 3lbs of honey per gallon of finished mead...so I can't give any experience on 5lbs/gallon
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