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McJeff
01-18-2015, 10:44 AM
Just racked my batch of tupelo, fg is .098 but still has a bit of co2 in it. So I stabilized and letting it degas.

fatbloke
01-18-2015, 01:48 PM
Because I like to back sweeten with honey, I routinely do this once the ferment has finished and it's been stabilised, but before it's cleared.

Honey has a bad habit of causing a haze in already cleared batches, so I find that if I back sweeten to hydrometer numbers (I like my meads at about the 1.010 area), then any haze that might come from the sweetening honey, generally drops out with the other particulates.

McJeff
01-18-2015, 02:29 PM
So you don't let It are at all?

Medsen Fey
01-18-2015, 06:38 PM
I'll often wait months (if not years). After I wait sometimes I find I don't need to mess with it at all.

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