08-05-2010, 07:00 AM
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| | Re: 10g hopefully shrimp tank
Originally Posted by foreverknight
i have 1 gallon of an orange cinimon meade and 1 gallon of a orange blossum meade going.. both are terrably sweet
You got too small of batches going. I do the five gallons at a time style. Just like with fish aquariums, larger the size, easier it is to control. If your using the Mr. Beer fermenting keg, trash it. Not a good enough seal to prevent infection of wild yeast an bacteria. As far as the sweetness goes with your mead, just let it take it time. I aged my for six month, all the time clarifying it by clarification chems and racking it. Depending on the yeast you used, they can leave a sweet taste to it or you may need to add sweeteners before bottling. Your meades sound tasty. My last batch of meade was thistle honey meade. It was a bit strong when it was fresh but aging it brought out more mature flavors. If you ever need to make any washes, I have a yeast that will do 20% abv. I haven't tested it in the DYI co2 kits yet.