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WorldTravelingJoe

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Trouble in Meadville....

I am trying to make a DRY mead. I pitched the yeast on November 16th and by the 20th had a good fermentation going but it slowed RAPIDLY to a crawl, then did pretty good, just SLOOOWWW until it stuck at 10BRIX about 3 weeks ag - about January 1. Does this sound like the yeast just did all it could do? Should I try to adjust the pH at this point? Can I put in more yeast and restart it?

THANKS!

WORLD TRAVELING JOE
 

Jericurl

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Trouble in Meadville....

I am trying to make a DRY mead. I pitched the yeast on November 16th and by the 20th had a good fermentation going but it slowed RAPIDLY to a crawl, then did pretty good, just SLOOOWWW until it stuck at 10BRIX about 3 weeks ag - about January 1. Does this sound like the yeast just did all it could do? Should I try to adjust the pH at this point? Can I put in more yeast and restart it?

THANKS!

WORLD TRAVELING JOE
No way to know with the information given.

1. How large is this batch?

2. How much honey did you add? What was your beginning SG? (or brix)

3. What yeast did you use?

4. Any other ingredients added?

5. What temperature is it at?
 

jmac

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It would be nice to know the details of your must and how it turned out.
 

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