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Old 02-27-2011, 01:38 AM   #1
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Hi all, I was whipping up my first mead this morning and all went well, or so I thought. The recipe is below, with the goal being a medium sweetness mead:

4 Gallon Spring Water
15lb Orange Blossom Honey
2 pkt 71B
Fermax, DAP

OG: 1.108

Well, during cleanup I realized I had pitched a packet of 71B AND a packet of K1-V1116, instead of 2 packets of 71B. I don't think I ruined the batch, but was hoping someone can help me understand what to expect, and if there is any way to still get a medium sweetness mead out of this batch, or will I end up with some high ABV dry mead?

I appreciate the help!

-RB

 
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:11 AM   #2
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I believe you are in for a dry spell....71B will go to 14% and K1 goes to 18

 
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:17 AM   #3
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Don't fret too much. You can always sorbate and campen when it is done fermenting and backsweeten.
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:47 AM   #4
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Thanks all! I was thinking about putting 10-15# of strawberries in the secondary - any thoughts on if this should be omitted given this error in order to not achieve the full 18% (with 1.108 I should get around 15%).

 
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