Hey guys, trying to make my first mead. I’ve made a couple home brew beers from kits only before. Then a friend of mine introduced me to mead and I was hooked so I started doing some research into home brewing mead ordered my equipment. My brother gave me the yeast he uses for his wine so I didn’t look into the yeast too much he said it goes up to 18% so I was excited to have a strong mead for my first try for home brewing. I’m currently one cider and one mead started them both on September 19 both in one gallon batches my mead OG was 1.155 but the mead has been really slow. I thought maybe it’s just a lag phase since that’s a lot of sugar to break down and I added some yeast nutrients and it was still going slower than I thought it should compared to the cider. So I did more research and came to find out the yeast is Redstar premiere classique wine yeast and is actually only good for up to 15% so now I’m slightly worried should I rack some off and dilute my must to a workable SG for the yeast or since it’s been a week and has been slow would it be better to repitch with new yeast or a combo of both or did I screw up my first mead?