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Old 02-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Now I'm wanting to back sweeten my mead but I'm trying to work out the least wasteful and messy way to get the honey in there and dissolved?
Pouring it in with a funnel?
Heating it and pouring it in?
Dissolving it in hot or cold water? Not that I want to dilute it.
Or what I'm thinking cutting up set honey and putting it in solid? I'm guessing it will dissolve eventually?


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Stick the container in a pan of hot water to warm and soften the honey and pour it in.


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Now I'm wanting to back sweeten my mead but I'm trying to work out the least wasteful and messy way to get the honey in there and dissolved?
Pouring it in with a funnel?
Heating it and pouring it in?
Dissolving it in hot or cold water? Not that I want to dilute it.
Or what I'm thinking cutting up set honey and putting it in solid? I'm guessing it will dissolve eventually?
Funnel.....
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I remove part of the wine and dissolve the honey in it and then add that back. Some even heat the wine to make dissolving a bit easier.
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Yep, warm it up & use a funnel, works well.
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Cheers, I was kinda just been thinking it over, didn't know the best way, think I'll try warning a little mead with honey to try not Degas the whole thing stirring it all in. try keep some come protection
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Cheers, I was kinda just been thinking it over, didn't know the best way, think I'll try warning a little mead with honey to try not Degas the whole thing stirring it all in. try keep some come protection
If your wine is gassy as you backsweeten be prepared for a volcano. A gassy mead usually will not clear...you want it to degas.
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i like the idea of diluting it with some of the mead and then adding it back in.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:27 PM   #9
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So I should be degassing before it clears? To be honest this far I have let my mead Degas naturally as it clears and its been fine.
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I remove part of the wine and dissolve the honey in it and then add that back. Some even heat the wine to make dissolving a bit easier.
this seems like the best route.


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