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Old 08-09-2011, 11:38 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by huesmann View Post
From what I've read I think the main complaint about bread yeast like Fleischman's is that it doesn't like to settle out like wine yeast.
It settles out just fine but it won't remain settled if it's disturbed at all. Siphon carefully from the top and leave a bit or you'll disturb the lees.

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Old 08-09-2011, 12:01 PM   #12
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I used Wyeast's Activator Sweet Mead yeast on my first mead batch a few days ago as well. Mine started showing activity on day two, but the fermentation appears to be very slow.

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I came home last night and discovered what could have been a huge mess.. This was the first brew that I have NEEDED a blow off hose.. I always use one the first day or so, but this thing was pumping krausen out of the tube like crazy!! It settled down and I changed to an air lock.. It is popping 2-3 times per second...
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