How to top up mead?

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Started my 1st mead 2/3/23 with an OG of 1.110 using 3 lb local Idaho honey. Racked to secondary yesterday FG 1.010 because I am going out of town and didn't want to leave it in a bucket since I was beginning to see yeast rafts and was worried a film yeast might take over. I have this much headspace in my 1 gallon DJ. How do you top up a mead? I don't want to use just water, or change the flavor with wine which is all I have in the house. I have this grocery store honey I could use but am uncertain how to go about it. All advice will be appreciated.
 

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I transferred to secondary, it might not have been quite done at 1.010, but it is off the initial lees and I don't see much in the way of bubbling.
 
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I have a finished traditional mead that I could top off with. Nowadays I start with a slightly bigger batch so I can rack to a full carboy. From where you are, I'd say mix up a quart of 1.110 must and top up with that.
do you think that would reactivate whatever yeast are left? If so, how much headspace would you leave?
 

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Go buy some glass marbles and add them to the jug. This will take up some headspace and your problem is solved.
 

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