First mead, few questions - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > First mead, few questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-03-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
mkultra69
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Port Orchard WA
Posts: 97


So I have my first mead under my belt. Been in the primary for about a month now and everything seems to be going good. Plan on moving it to secondary some time this month and I was just wondering if there is anything I need to do/add to the mead for long term storage? I do not plan on back sweetning, or carbing it. This is the recipe I came up with, just in case it matters.

10# clover honny
3 gal water
5# frozen then thawed black pie cherrys
2 pk's Lalvin D-47
a bit of yeast nutrient, yeast energizer, and pectic enzyme.
O.G. 1.101
__________________
Live better buy union

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
EvilTOJ
 
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,401
Liked 50 Times on 35 Posts


Nope, just rack it off the lees and let it clear. Then prepare to do some waiting....
__________________
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
GrantLee63
Recipes 
 
Jun 2006
Posts: 151
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by EvilTOJ View Post
Nope, just rack it off the lees and let it clear. Then prepare to do some waiting....
And when you're done waiting, prepare to do some more waiting. Meads require LOTS of patience.

- GL63
__________________
Es freut mich mit Euch Allen brüderlich zu trinken ! Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit !

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2008, 02:51 PM   #4
mkultra69
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Port Orchard WA
Posts: 97

Quote:
Originally Posted by EvilTOJ View Post
Nope, just rack it off the lees and let it clear. Then prepare to do some waiting....
Cool thanks. 10-4 on the waiting. Plan on bottling sometime around Sept/Oct. and cracking them open around X-mass.
__________________
Live better buy union

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First mead questions cstewart Mead Forum 2 09-11-2009 02:38 PM
Never tried Mead Questions. russb123 Mead Forum 16 09-13-2008 02:31 PM
My 1st Mead w/ questions NewBlood Mead Forum 10 12-19-2007 08:42 PM
mead questions,, HELP!! the butcher Mead Forum 3 11-26-2006 06:19 PM
Mead Questions McGrath Brewery Mead Forum 5 02-02-2006 11:40 AM


Forum Jump