View Full Version : Rack early or leave on the lees?

05-08-2013, 01:34 PM
I have a problem and I want to get some opinions on what to do. I am going on vacation and either have to leave my mead on the lees in the primary for an extra 24 days or rack early.

The S.G. is now at 1.010 (and will have one more day to ferment as I receive answers) and started at 1.086 about 18 days ago. I am using an EC 1118 yeast and have about 2.2 lbs honey per gallon (6 gallon batch).
I did SNA and introduced oxygen by mixing heavily until 50% sugar depletion. I have degassed a bit after 50% sugar depletion.
The mead is extremely cloudy and is still fermenting away.

Please let me know what you think. I am leaning toward racking but will that hurt my fermentation?

Thanks in advance!

Fisk Jaegaren
05-08-2013, 01:58 PM
Since you appear to be trying to make a dry mead just let her go, she will be fin.

Medsen Fey
05-08-2013, 03:28 PM
Yep. Let it finish. When you get back, hopefully it will be done.

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