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Old 06-22-2011, 05:12 AM   #1
May 2011
Oceanside, Ca
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Hey gang,

So which is better, to stop fermentation around FG or let it go to ~1.00 and then back sweeten to FG?

This is my first mead and could use your advice

Thanks in advance

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Old 06-22-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
Oct 2010
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easiest is to let it ferment fully, let yeast drop, rack and then stabilize and backsweeten.
trying to stop it at a certain point can be tricky tho if you have a cold fridge you can cold crash it, but you need to leave it in there until yeast settles out. that can take some time.

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Old 06-22-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
Apr 2011
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I'd suggest that you let it ferment out, bulk age, then sample and back sweeten to your taste. Letting it bulk age will let it develop flavors and aromas that may be masked if sweetened to soon.

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