View Full Version : 1 gal show mead - halted ferm?

01-10-2015, 11:54 AM
I recently decided just to try making a show mead. About two weeks ago I used 4 lbs of clover honey, Lalvin K1-V1116 yeast (best suited Mels, I wanted to rack in a month into some blueberrys and maybe half or whole Vanilla bean) and some energizer and nutrient. It's bubbled and there's activity inside, but it has never foamed. I had a small brain fart while brewing it. I put the yeast in the must without cooling it too much first...So, I'm a little worried about that. Not entirely sure what else could be going on. I'm also not sure if this is uncommon for show meads or not.

Medsen Fey
01-10-2015, 05:31 PM
What is the gravity now, and is it dropping?

Have you considered adding the fruit now? That will aid fermentation, and since adding fruit means it isn't going to be a Show Mead anyway, there is little to lose.