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DashCooper

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I racked my large batch since I noticed that it had dropped quite a bit of sediment and I hadn't seen any more evidence of clearing or fermentation in weeks.

after racking I used sparkeloid to help it. it's only been a few days and there is already just as much sediment on the bottom of this carboy as the last.

should I rack it again?
 

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Without sparkolloid it seems mead takes a dog's age to clear. Just wait and let the magic powder do its work.
 

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I'd say it depends on what yeast you used......

Dunno about the liquid ones but with dry yeast, 71B is the only one that's known for not being suitable for sur lie/batonage and if there's any appreciable post-ferment build up, then rack it.

Most yeasts are fine for at least a couple of months though so you're probably fine to let the sparkolloid do its thing.
 
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