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Stalled mead.

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Nov 6, 2017
I am making a mead I have made several times. 3.5 pounds of honey, water to make a little over a gallon. zest of one orange, crush 1/2 nutmeg nut, 2 cloves and 10 allspice nuts crushed and one cinnamon stick. I used QA23 yeast, go ferm and fermaid 0 day 1 and 3. Initial reading was 1.090. 9 days later saw no activity so checked a reading and it was 1.050. I gave it a gentle stir and added one more dose of fermaid to see if I could kick start it and it started fermenting again but now on 2/1 it has stopped again. Still reading 1.050. I am thinking about drawing off a cup, adding some 1118 to it and adding it back into the main but if that doesn't work any other suggestions? I have never had any problems with this recipe before.


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Nov 3, 2014
How old was your yeast? What temp did you pich at? How much yeast did you use? Your plan to restart is a little more involved that that. Download, or just look it up in the handbook. Search for " How to restart" This will get you going in the right direction. https://scottlabsltd.com/en-us/handbooks
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