Ive been wanting to do a mead for a long time and ive finally gotten around to putting one together. Would apreciate some advice on the recipe.
1gal pasturized apple juice (no preservatives)
2 cans frozen grape juice concentrate
1.5 tsp pectin enzyme
1 tsp yeast nutrient
5grams potassium carbonate
Whitelabs champange yeast
Should i dissolve the honey in warm water first? I figure ill probably need to warm/dissolve the grape juice and yeast nutrient in a gal of water, put that in the primary then dump everything else on top of it. If anyone has any tips or advice please feel free to chime in. Any help apreciated.
Using your recipes and NOT including the frozen grape juice, your batch size will be 5.7 gallons at a SG ~1.132. Adding frozen grape juice will raise the SG higher.
FWIW, I would suggest that as a new mead maker you make a simple traditional mead for your first batch and keep the OG near 1.100. The lessons learned with that batch will help with future (more complex) meads... Just my 2¢...