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09-25-2014, 08:44 AM
Hi All,

Question about back-sweetening with honey. My first batch of strawberry melomel is finished and I have racked it once already, it has cleared beautifully without me using any agents at all. It has finished very dry and I may want to back-sweeten it (to please the wife).

I plan to use the same honey I used before but on a test sample I found the melomel became cloudy again, what is the reason for this? and how can I avoid it?


09-25-2014, 09:50 AM
The honey will make it cloudy when you back sweeten it. Just give it another month(or so) and should clear up again. No way to avoid it. Make sure you stabilize it before adding more honey.

Medsen Fey
09-25-2014, 10:18 AM
Also, do you may need to stabilize it or active yeast can make it cloudy again.