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Old 01-28-2013, 01:14 AM   #11
pritch05
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I started this batch on Jan 6th. I am going to be racking it into 2 separate 1 gallon containers.

• Yeast: Lalvin 71B-1122 1 pac
• 6 pounds of orange blossom honey
• 2 gallon of spring water
• 28 ounces of pumpkin
• 2 teaspoon of cinnamon
• teaspoon nutmeg
• teaspoon cloves
• 1 orange peel

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:34 AM   #12
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #13
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Pritch....I think making the additions to secondary should be just fine...the ferment should re-establish. Just remember that this last leg, since it is mead, can take some time to finish out.
I would opt out of energizer/nutrient additions at this point. You may want to review the sticky on staggered nutrient additions, aka SNA.
I have a pumpkin chai mead clearing and it is going to be a good one. Best of luck to you!
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:02 AM   #14
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I did this to my mix today before I read your reply, so hopefully my small amount on nutrient I added doesn't hurt, and it starts working the airlock soon.

Divided in to 2 gallon jugs
2 # orange blossom honey per gal
8oz pumpkin
1 gallon added 1 raspberry tea bag
1/2 teaspoon of nutrient per gallon
1.38

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:23 AM   #15
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I did this to my mix today before I read your reply, so hopefully my small amount on nutrient I added doesn't hurt, and it starts working the airlock soon.

Divided in to 2 gallon jugs
2 # orange blossom honey per gal
8oz pumpkin
1 gallon added 1 raspberry tea bag
1/2 teaspoon of nutrient per gallon
1.38
You should be fine with the minimal addition of nutrient. What is 1.38, do you mean a current SG before adding everything, and was it 1.038?
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:01 PM   #16
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Yes the current SG is 1.038 that is after everything has been added. Before I added anything it was .998. It has been 24 hours and the air locks aren't moving at all. I am curious if I should add a new yeast to them to get them started going again? I will look into the SNA...

 
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:12 PM   #17
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This is how it is looking after 24 hours after racking.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:18 PM   #18
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This is how it is looking after 24 hours after racking.
Give it 72hours, make sure the.must is on the warm side of the temp range for the yeast you used. Do not count on airlock activity right now, rather look/listen for the fine sizzle on surface, or you may see some hydrometer change in a few days-but at the tail end like this the ferment may slow down.
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