I am a beginner so bear with me. I started my first attempt at a mead on 1/23.
I made a starter with wlp720 on 1/22 using 3 cups water and one cup honey.
On 1/23 I added 12# of clover honey to 2 gallons water heated to 140f. i then cooled added to fermenter and filled to 4 gallons. pitched starter at 75f. added 4 grams yeast nutrient and 4 grams yeast energizer.
OG was 1.100
1/24 g was 1.070 stirred vigorously and added 1/2 tsp energizer and 1/2 tsp nutrient
1/25 stirred vigorously g 1.060
1/26 stirred vigorously added 1/4 tsp nutrient and 1/4 tsp energizer g 1.052
1/31 stirred vigorously and g 1.016!!
1.016 is lower than I thought it would be at FG
My question is, Did the nutrient and energizer increase the attenuation? If so, How much lower might it go? I originally wanted a sweet mead, How should I proceed now? Still bubbling away!
What should I do? I was going to clear in individual gallon jugs. Should I rack it over now, or soon?
I took out a short glass and it tastes pretty good now!