View Full Version : Did I just screw up my first mead?

09-22-2015, 11:11 PM
So I just racked my first mead. It's an apple pie cyser. Looks like it stabled out at about 1.005. Sat there for 3 days. Hoping it stays there as the sweetness is perfect. I'm worried I may have made an error though. I added dry spice (cinnamon cloves and nutmeg). I didn't boil them just threw them in dry. Is this going to cause an infection? I racked onto 5 campden tablets (5 gallon batch). Also it taste great but wow does the alcohol hit you. Almost get that burning in your nose when you do a shot. It's sitting at around 12%. Will this alcohol taste tone down as it ages?


09-23-2015, 07:58 AM
You're good to go. And yes, it will mellow with time.