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This is my first large batch of mead and first time using nutrients, go ferm and fermaid o only.
Alot of my jugs drastically slowed their bubbling after adding fermaid O last night, one jug was just barley showing any gas release even after 24 hours but I added fermaid O anyways.
1 out of 4 is still doing great, its doing so well its foaming out the top.

read on batchbuilder that you want to add a certain amount of yeast when doing TONSA, maybe thats the problem. I mixed a packet of yeast with go ferm and split it into more then one jug so maybe the yeast didnt build up fast enough to eat the nutrients fast enough?
 

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How much mead, which og, how much nutrients, when added, how much yeast?
 
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What's your current gravity? I've had meads burn through upwards of .020 points a day. Had a beer drop almost .040 points in 24 hours.

Long term, airlock bubbling is meaningless in relation to gravity drop.
I forget the current gravity at the time but when I did the math it was only 6% abv.
 

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So, around 1.067 based on your OG. I'd put an airlock on it, and check it in a few weeks.

Depending on your Yeast strain, should fermentation to completion in about a month.
 

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