- Mar 4, 2022
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So I recently started the process of making my first mead, it’s a cherry mead and I did a bit of research before starting. When I got to the adding yeast step I used some beer yeast that I got in a home brewing starter set, as well as yeast nutrient. I let it sit there for about four days and at that point there was minimal bubbling in the airlock, only about 1-2 bubbles every 20 seconds and I read that I should have been getting a lot more. I decided I was gonna try to add more yeast but the only yeast I had on hand was instant rising bread yeast and after I used that the fermentation took off! I’m getting about 5 bubbles every 10 seconds. And then I watched a video where is guy tested different yeasts for mead. His consensus was that the bread yeast was the worst and made a bad tasting mead. So now I don’t have much hope for my first mead and I was wondering if there was any way I could salvage it?