aeration - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > aeration

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2007, 12:05 PM   #1
Gusizhuo
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Taichung, Taiwan
Posts: 71


I am new to mead making and brewing in general. I have read that with mead one needs to aerate a couple times a day for a few days. I just started my own batch, aerated it about 6 hours after pitching the yeast, and now (12 hours later) I can see some activity. It looks like a lot of little bubbles popping on the surface. Now, it is not super active but it is fermenting. Should I still aerate it a couple of times a day for the next two days or will that stall the ferment I have going now?



 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 02:32 PM   #2
malkore
 
malkore's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2007
Nebraska
Posts: 6,922
Liked 37 Times on 35 Posts


I never really messed with extra aeration after pitching and my meads turned out.

I wouldn't call it necessary.


__________________
Malkore
Primary: English Mild
On tap: Pale Ale, Lancelot's Wheat, English Brown Ale, Steam Beer, HoovNuts IPA
Bottled: MOAM, Braggot, Raspberry Melomel, Merlot, Apfelwein, Pyment, Sweet mead, Cabernet
Gal in 2009: 27, Gal in 2010: 34, Gal in 2011: 13, Gal in 2012: 10

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 02:51 PM   #3
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
UP of Michigan, Winter Texan
Posts: 69,017
Liked 7606 Times on 5353 Posts


I have done the opposite- always aerated/stirred for a couple of days in primary and mine turned out great, too!

I guess it would depend on how the fermentation is going- if it's sluggish, it could benefit from some aeration. I've just always done it with meads and wines.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2007, 08:12 PM   #4
SpamDog
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Northern Vermont
Posts: 231
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I airrated once before pitching the yeast... came out just fine.. I think it helps if you have an insanly high SG.. but I don't think it hurts anyway.. just be careful not to do it after the third day or so..


SpamDog
__________________

Penguin Brewing


Upcoming: Berry Melomel, Coffee Cream Stout, Plum Mead, Acerglyn.
Fermenting/Bulk Aging: Spiced Cyser, Grape Pyment, Sweet Mead.
Bottled: Maple Porter, Honey Red Ale, JAO, Pear Mead, Sweet Zinfandel.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aeration Stevorino Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 02-11-2008 04:07 AM
Aeration kbesch All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 17 05-03-2007 05:02 PM
Aeration? GABrewboy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 9 05-18-2006 04:43 PM
Aeration kit..?? Jester Equipment/Sanitation 6 05-15-2006 07:42 PM
aeration? cweston General Techniques 32 04-21-2006 02:17 AM


Forum Jump