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EFaden
06-26-2006, 02:31 PM
As my first mead attempt I got one of the AHS Sweet Mead Kits. I went through all of the steps yesterday and used a 2 pint starter for the White Labs Sweet Mead Yeast. Everything went into the primary and about 12 hours later I had no fermentation (which I was expecting to take a while, so not worried), but I did have a lot of white cloud things floating around in the must (this worried me). I tried to get a picture, but it didn't come out. The best way to describe it is as clumps of lightish stuff floating around (pretty big clumps too).. is this normal? if not what do I do about it?

-Eric

Oskaar
06-27-2006, 06:06 PM
Exact recipe please. It's hard to guess what's going on without some additional information. Also please let us know how you mixed the must, at what temperature you pitched the yeast, etc. These things all factor into the fermentation dynamics.

Cheers,

Oskaar

EFaden
06-27-2006, 06:11 PM
It actually cleared, but I am not sure what kind of honey it was. I heated water to 180F and dissolved the honey. Kept the must at 180F for 15 minutes then chilled in the sink w/ ice until about 80F. Transfered it to the primary and topped off with water to reach starting gravity of around 1.1. Pitched yeast at around 80F.

-Eric

Oskaar
06-28-2006, 09:08 AM
Glad it worked out.

Oskaar