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Old 01-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
bellsbrat
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Just racked my first melomel to glass carboy for secondary a week ago I used the Lalvin Narbonne Yeast (71B-1122) and a bucket to ferment. Seems that during the transfer I moved a good amount of yeast as there is now what look like about a 1/2 inch of lees on the bottom of the carboy. Given the yeast strain should I transfer again,thought I read to get off this yeast as soon as possible to avoid off flavors
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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Do you think you may still have an active fermentation going on?

I would let it ride for a few weeks...from what I've heard, it's ok to leave the mead on 71b lees for 5-6 weeks.

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Old 01-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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gravity was stable for about 5 days before transfer, fermented for about a month with an OG of 1.150
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:01 PM   #4
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Have you compared the current gravity with what it was when you racked it to secondary?

How long was it in primary? I wouldn't worry too much about moving it off the lees for at least another week or two so it can clear more before the next racking.

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