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12-08-2015, 09:19 PM
ok so i made "mead of meath"
original gravity 1.100
current gravity 1.000 after 14 days

i took the ingredients out of the mead by straining through a cheese cloth.
i have the mead in a carboy but the mead level is below the the wide part of the carboy
i have a lot of head space

i plan on making sweet mead out of honey and adding it to the carboy to fill back up to the neck
the current ABV is 13.1% according to my hydrometer and chart.

if i add more mead to this batch how will i recalculate abv???
/also should i add a pinch of yeast when adding the honey water to the batch of "mead of meath"

basically how do i calculate alcohol percentage in this circumstance and should i add more yeast when adding more honey water?:confused:

12-08-2015, 10:50 PM
How much liquid are you planning to add? How much honey (fermentable sugar) will be in that volume? If you are simply topping up and you add a sugar solution with a gravity of 1.100 (about 2 lbs 12 oz of honey to make one gallon of solution) nothing will change...