Mead Lover’s Digest #200 Wed 25 August 1993

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    How long in primary? (dave)

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Date: Tue, 24 Aug 93 10:39:56 PDT
Subject: How long in primary?


    I have finally made my first mead and it is still
fermenting in the primary at 70 degrees. It will
be 4 weeks tomorrow. With beer normally I would
rack off around 2 weeks and let it finish in the
secondary. My question is, should I rack my mead
into a secondary or let it stay in the primary
until most of the fermentation is finished?

I used 12 pounds of honey in a 5 gallon batch and
10 grams of Prise de Mouse yeast. It was still
bubbling through the airlock once every 10
seconds or so. The recipe I was following says
to rack it after fermentation is complete, then
adjust the acid and fine, etc. Could the mead
get bad flavors from the dead yeast if it sits on them
for a couple of weeks in the primary after fermentation
has ended?

Super Dave

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