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Old 03-31-2005, 05:00 AM   #11
Mar 2005
Posts: 18

Originally Posted by chrmanotb
No no I wasnt going to take it out i just wanted to make sure that the ferment was on track for three days of brewing. I added 2 lemons to the must along with 4 cups of orangespice tea. whole cloves and cinnimon sticks
were added in the boil and strained out. Should I leave the primary frement for a month or will autolysis start to occur?
It usually takes my mead about 5 weeks sitting at a steady temperature of 76 F or 22 C. I've had no problems with autolysis.

My basic recipe:

Rind and juice of 1 lemon
1.5 kgs of honey
1/2 teaspoon of yeast energizer
1/2 teaspoon of ground grape skins
1 packet of champagne yeast.

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