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Old 02-04-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Another Newbie Mead Question

I started the batch of Joes Saturday afternoon and then had to leave town for work on Sunday. I called home and my wife says there is no airlock activity (Sunday evening). I have another 5gal mead going for about a month now and it started right away and has been going strong ever since. The Joes is a 1gal batch. Should I be worried yet or just wait and see if it starts? I won't be back home until Thursday or Friday, but I could have my wife add some yeast if you think it will help??
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Also this is a bread yeast, my other mead I used a smack pack.


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Old 02-04-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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I'd wait at least another day before you start to worry. Did you aerate the mead?


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Old 02-04-2008, 11:40 PM   #3
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Yes. I aerated by shaking the carboy good. I'll check it agian tonight.
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:00 AM   #4
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Default Bread Yeast.

I have been working on a few 1 gallon batches of Mead using bread yeast. Is the funky smell normal or is it because of the bread yeast?
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Old 02-05-2008, 12:04 AM   #5
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all fermentation produces funky smells...
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If you track down a local "Health food" or "Natural Food" store, they usually have a variety of non-clover honey, like Orange Blossom, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, Fireweed, and others. They all have a much stronger taste, some better then others.

Some of my best meads were made with a variety of difference non-clover honey. The only problem is they are far more expensive, so I'll make in smaller batches.

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Old 02-05-2008, 04:30 AM   #7
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if you REALLY want to track down some outrageous honey... http://www.honeylocator.com/

Just beware... honey only has to be 51% specialty honey to be called by its name. So there is a difference between cheap orange blossom you get at the store and orange blossom you get at a reputable apiary!


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