Originally Posted by DonMcJr
I wanted a very sweet Mead...
Ugh ok I read the Hydro wrong...
Starting SG was 1.070
I think I am ok...in 8 days it went down to SG 1.010
So the yeast rocked the sugar that quick huh?
I think I am good to go and just gonna follow my 1st rack at 30 days...
Am I right?
Originally Posted by Yooper
Your readings are incorrect. You couldn't have started at 1.170 and finished at 1.010. It's not possible, so I'm not sure what advice to give now.
Your "target SG is 1.076". Is that where your mead started? That would seem reasonable. To go from 1.076 to 1.010 in 8 days isn't fast at all. Any yeast can easily do that. It should go down to .990 before it's done, if it did start at 1.076.
Ok, so it looks like Yooper spotted the issue. My reply was based on your first figures.
So, given the 1.070 start, not 1.170, Yooper is (as usual), spot on. It's not that fast.
What I will add, is that with SG of 1.070, it's most likely that it will ferment dry. So you should be just leaving it as it is for the moment, and looking up about stabilising and back sweetening.
For back sweetening, I'd suggest that once you've stabilised, you do this in small increments, as it's easy to got over the top.
Sure you say you're aiming at a sweet mead, but there's a point where it goes from "yum yum", to bleargh.......