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ryanshanaman
11-18-2014, 08:53 PM
I have 3 gallons of mead that is dry at 1.01, and 6 gallons of mead that's sweet and stuck at 1.06
Is there a way to calculate what the gravity will be when / if I mix all 9 gallons together?

ostensibly
11-18-2014, 09:52 PM
meadcalc (http://www.gotmead.com/2014-04-16-20-10-09/mead-calculator.html) has a blending utility. According to it your FG for the blended 9 gallons will be 1.043.

Have you tried to restart the stuck fermentation? Sometimes it's as easy as adjusting the pH, which has saved 12 gallons for me.

ScottBehrens
11-18-2014, 10:48 PM
Steve Piatz has an extreme discussion of blending in his new book. Lots of good stuff.

Jmondro
11-19-2014, 02:01 PM
To calculate any blend add the total of all gravity points and divide by the new total volume. 10 points per gallon in a 3 gallon batch = 30 points. 60 points per gallon in the 6 gallon batch = 360 points. 30 + 360 = 390 total points, 360 / 9 gallons = 43.3 or 1.043

ryanshanaman
11-19-2014, 02:27 PM
To calculate any blend add the total of all gravity points and divide by the new total volume. 10 points per gallon in a 3 gallon batch = 30 points. 60 points per gallon in the 6 gallon batch = 360 points. 30 + 360 = 390 total points, 360 / 9 gallons = 43.3 or 1.043

Awesome thanks a lot!

Kansas Mead
11-20-2014, 10:36 AM
What is the title of Steve Piatz book?

ScottBehrens
11-20-2014, 11:31 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Making-Mead-Ingredients/dp/0760345643/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416497403&sr=8-1&keywords=STEVE+PIATZ