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McJeff
02-17-2015, 05:44 PM
can you ferment a show mead with with nutrients like dap fermK fermO?

McJeff
02-17-2015, 06:05 PM
kinda a dumb question and i think i answered it myself i think. Started looking at other "show" recipes and it shows nutrients used.

Squatchy
02-17-2015, 07:12 PM
I'm pretty sure they didn't know what a show mead was either. Only 3 ingredients in a show mead. Honey, water, yeast. Nothing else

McJeff
02-17-2015, 08:03 PM
BooOooooo

10 character crap

Medsen Fey
02-17-2015, 09:56 PM
BooOooooo

10 character crap
???

And there are many sources out there that have it wrong and have folks confused. A show mead means no nutrients and no additives.

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McJeff
02-17-2015, 10:23 PM
Yeah I just found a decent convo you was part off. So another question how do you back sweeten if you cant stabilize it?

Medsen Fey
02-17-2015, 10:49 PM
Step feed it to death and age it for a long time, or you could pasteurize it.

antonioh
02-18-2015, 06:14 AM
The major problem I have, is to take it all the way down to the end, without being stucked in the middle...

For me, rosemary honey is out as almost light honeys. Better with heather or honeydew. But even so itīs hard... and slow.

McJeff
02-18-2015, 07:07 AM
Screw show meads!

kuri
02-18-2015, 07:38 AM
Can you add boiled yeast as a nutrient to a show mead? It is still yeast, after all. How about oxygen instead of just ambient air? If those two are allowed then show meads shouldn't have to take forever.

McJeff
02-18-2015, 08:00 AM
yes, you can use boiled yeast. at least frmo what ive read. Are you asking if you can pump oxygen into the must? im not sure on that.

smertz001
02-18-2015, 08:14 AM
Here is a good post on show meads: http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php/12774-Show-Meads

Be sure to read Oskaar's post as it outlines things very well.

McJeff
02-18-2015, 08:46 AM
yeah good read!

McJeff
02-18-2015, 09:27 AM
can you use honey comb as nutrients?

Medsen Fey
02-18-2015, 10:19 AM
I don't think oxygen is an additive as it is always picked up from the air. However, I don't think adding pure oxygen will help make a show mead get done faster - oxygen isn't what limits the yeast in show meads. Nitrogen, micronutrients, and pH drops are the real limiting factors for show meads.

Boiled yeast added as nutrients may violate the spirit of a show mead, but that is certainly debatable.

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McJeff
02-18-2015, 11:03 AM
I thought about making at least one show mead with the hawaiian honey i got on Vday, but i dont think ill bother and just do it as a traditional.

Medsen Fey
02-18-2015, 02:57 PM
can you use honey comb as nutrients?
It seems like that would be fair. Not really any different from a whole hive mead.

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