View Full Version : Mead with blackberries, will it ever clear?

12-04-2007, 03:29 PM
Okay, I have made some mead using 4lbs honey in a 1gallon total batch, fermented with lalvin 1116, and a dash of fermax nutrient. It fermented to the point I was happy with it, then I added about 1lb of frozen raspberries, and 1lb of frozen blackberries to the 'secondary' fermentation phase. I then stopped fermentation by racking off berries and onto sorbate and metabisulfite about a week or so later (it was very blood redish, and not clear at all).

It has been a while now, and still not clearing up. Will it ever clear? How long shoudl I let it wait until I try bentonite, or somthing to help clear it up?

12-04-2007, 07:46 PM
it should clear with time. you could use some fining agents if your itchin to bottle it, but some meads are just stubborn and take a while to clear.

Medsen Fey
12-04-2007, 08:09 PM
As long as you are sure that fermentation is complete, you can put it in the fridge. That will sometimes speed the clearing.


12-11-2007, 04:59 PM
Did you use pectic enzyme?