View Full Version : adding tannin

05-10-2013, 08:38 PM
My batch of blueberry mead is kinda flabby. I believe a touch of tannin would spark
it up some. Is it ok to add tannin while in the secondary?

05-10-2013, 10:46 PM

I'm thinking start small and either a 1/4 -1/2 tsp per gallon. I just put the tannin (powder is whats easily available here) in jar (with lid) with a little of the mead and shake the hell out of it. As it can be a bit of a bugger just to mix it by stirring, then pour it in and stir the whole batch gently.

Last time I added tannin, it didn't all dissolve but caused the batch of already cleared mead to drop a large fluffy sediment, that I had to leave to compact for a month.....

05-11-2013, 05:38 AM
You might be better off with something like OptiRed or Fermirouge that you can add post fermentation. Also if it is flabby how are your acid levels? WVMJ

Medsen Fey
05-11-2013, 08:32 AM
If you will provide recipe and process details, folks may be able to offer more input.

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