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Old 07-16-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
Dec 2010
locust valley, ny
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Okay, i'm doing my first batch of mead and a little worried. Its a sweet sparkling mead. Its been in the initial fermentor for 2 months and i just took a gravity reading. Unless i screwed up the measurement, which is definitely possible, the reading came out to .999. Could that possibly be right??? Seems way too low. Any advice/insight is greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:49 AM   #2
Sep 2007
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Sure, that is possible. I've had meads go down that low already. I doubt it will go much more than that. What was your recipe?

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:27 AM   #3
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Its very possible depending on the yeast used, and how well it fermented out.
I would state the obvious that it will not be a sweet mead though. You could try cold crashing and then racking and back sweetening, but you may also want to stabilize it to keep from fermentation from starting again.
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