View Full Version : Fermaid/Goferm in 1 gallon test?

07-13-2009, 04:10 PM
Should I add these in a one gallon test batch, or are they unnecessary with the smaller volume? I've got 3 lbs of honey, one gallon of water, and one packet of yeast in each.

Medsen Fey
07-13-2009, 05:59 PM
Welcome Fillup!!!

Even small volume meads benefit from nutrients, but you can scale down the amount of Fermaid K if you are following a recipe for a larger amount. The GoFerm is based on the weight of the yeast pitched (1.25 g GoFerm per gram of yeast) so it will not change with the size of the fermentation if you are pitching the same size packet of yeast.

What recipe are you planning?

07-13-2009, 06:04 PM
I'm a mead nub, so I'm doing five 1 gallon tests with sage, orange blossom, wildflower, clover, and basswood (pitching d-47) so that I can get a feel for some different honeys before I start getting creative.

I've also got 12 lbs of wildflower and 12 lbs of sage honey, along with a big old tart cherry tree in the backyard. Searching for a recipe now.... (if you have any to suggest, go for it :)