Low pH (high acid) orange blossom mead

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Jan 7, 2018
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Made mead with orange blossom honey (3 lbs /1 gal water) to produce a semi-dry mead. Everything is perfect except the pH is around 2.8 (tested with pH meter). I thought my meter was off so I re-calibrated the meter and retested giving the same reading.

I thought the pH was too low so I raised a test sample wit potassium carbonate to 3.85, and then compared taste. Well the high acid mead tasted crisp and dry, while the low acid mead tasted flabby and not so dry.

Not sure why so low of a pH, but I got to admit it tastes great. Not sure how this will be on teeth enamel.