TOSNA with Fruit Additions

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CatsCradle

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Hi Everyone,
I recently made a one gallon batch of cherry melomel. My receipe included 3.5 pounds of honey, 5.5 pounds of cherries and one gram of 71b. I rehydrated with Go Ferm and used TOSNA 3.0 guidelines to add Fermaid O. My original Gravity was 1.128 and I expected the yeast to stop around 1.020-1.025 to get a semi sweet to sweet mead. This did not happen and I fermented completely dry to 1.000 with my 71B reaching a17% alcohol rather than the 14% purported limit. My question is should I have reduced the SNA amount to account for the fruit providing nutrients and if so by how much?
 

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No. Extra nutrients weren't responsible for exceeding the yeast's alcohol tolerance. Sounds like you had a healthy batch of 71B, it's usually fairly predictable.
 

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I use about 4 lbs of honey/gallon when I want a semi-sweet mead. Note that fruit is mostly water,
and that water will reduce your ABV and the mouthfeel of the mead.
 
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