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  • jimbles commented on jimbles's instructable Raspberry Mead1 month ago
    Raspberry Mead

    Hey John, so sorry for not seeing this. Seems my notifications aren't consistent. I'm very late to your first question, but you rack off the raspberries after they lose their color, which in my experience is about 5 days. 6 months is a great time to let it age, it should be a very nice and well rounded mead by now. Hope it came out great!

    You used the correct amount of honey, but your final gravity of 1.06 is extremely high. Roughly half the honey you used wasn't fermented at the time of bottling, which would absolutely result in bottle bombs. That means you bottled it well before the yeast finished eating all the sugar. At this point, when you go to open a bottle it will probably shoot a geyser like Old Faithful, so I'd be careful! My best advice to try to salvage it would be to open them in a sanitized bucket to collect the off shoot, and put it back in the carboy to finish fermenting, then rebottle when the FG is closer to 1.00. I'm sure it tastes amazing though, I love sweet meads. If you're happy with how it tastes and just don't want any more explosions, you'll need to still open them and add potassium metabisulfit...see more »You used the correct amount of honey, but your final gravity of 1.06 is extremely high. Roughly half the honey you used wasn't fermented at the time of bottling, which would absolutely result in bottle bombs. That means you bottled it well before the yeast finished eating all the sugar. At this point, when you go to open a bottle it will probably shoot a geyser like Old Faithful, so I'd be careful! My best advice to try to salvage it would be to open them in a sanitized bucket to collect the off shoot, and put it back in the carboy to finish fermenting, then rebottle when the FG is closer to 1.00. I'm sure it tastes amazing though, I love sweet meads. If you're happy with how it tastes and just don't want any more explosions, you'll need to still open them and add potassium metabisulfite. It will be extremely carbonated as well, so you might want to let it go flat for a couple of days. Good luck!

    Sure!

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  • jimbles commented on jimbles's instructable Raspberry Mead5 months ago
    Raspberry Mead

    Sure is. Some people add a little bit of honey at bottling. You just want to be careful to not add too much so as to not create bottle bombs. They sell pre sized carbonation sugar tabs at most homebrew shops.

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  • jimbles commented on jimbles's instructable Raspberry Mead6 months ago
    Raspberry Mead

    Looks great! If it's ready to bottle, it's ready to drink. It's possible yours petered out early. You could always try to restart the fermentation by adding more honey and nutrients. Mead should be sweet, that's why it's the nectar of the gods!

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