My first Meade

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Dsmith

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Hello,
So I am making my first mead and I have made a few mistakes? I started it on 06/26/20. I used a wildflower honey locally sourced and followed a recipe I found.
1 gallon batch: 3, 1/4lbs of honey, raisins, twinnings green tea pomegranate, raspberry, strawberry (natural flavors not fruit), Lalvin D47 yeast and topped it up with filtered water and left some headspace in the carboy.
OG came out to 1.120.
Its fermenting fine but I forgot to put raisins in when I made the tea. Can I add the raisins now, or is it neccessary. If so how do I add them and keep it as sanitary as possible? Sorry for the long post.


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Frequently raisins are chopped to help extract the yeast nutrients
yes you can add straight without creating a tea
Just dump them in from the box?
did you add fermax or other yeast nutrients?
 

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I did not add anything as far as nutrients. I have LD Carlson yeast Energizer and some straight DAP.
So its honey water tea and yeast.
No need to boil or clean the raisins I'm assuming?
 

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No need to boil

i laugh to myself, a little dirt is God’s version of yeast minerals
 

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