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11-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could explain what I might have done wrong to get a hydrometer reading 1/2 an inch below the bottom of my hydrometer where there aren't even any numbers.
It was on a batch of raspberry, sweet mead. The ABV appears to have knocked off the yeast rather quickly and the primary ended almost as quickly as it started.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

11-24-2013, 08:41 AM
Hi Kinsman,

Welcome to GOTMEAD?

First, you will need to post your meadlog. Just write up everything you have on the history of your mead. Ingredients, how much honey to water, yeast type, starting gravity, temps, any detail will help.

I am sure someone on the site can get you back on track.

Smile, don't worry. :)

11-25-2013, 01:11 AM
Well as mmclean says, its all in the detail.......

I don't quite follow whether you mean that the hydrometer is sitting very low in the sample or whether its sitting very high.......

If the former, then its as dry as a buzzards arse, if the later its sweet as hell as basically is a poor mix with much too high a ratio of honey/fruit and water - and probably hasn't fermented.

As you can see, both just wd guesses, without the full details etc........