Originally Posted by jokerb19
I mixed up my first batch of mead last night and put it in my storage room to ferment but i have a question. I used a 2 gallon bucket that i was offered at the local brew supply store. The honey did not fully disolve or dilute in the water and after several minutes of vigorous shaking there was still a layer of honey at the bottom of the bucket. The instructions i followed didnt mention heating the water, only shaking it. Is my mixture ruined? or will it still work.
It is fine, but you will need to stir it some more. I spent about 1/2 an hour stirring my cyser before the honey dissolved. Stir a few minutes, rest a few minutes, and then do it again. It is hard work, but it us worth it.