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Jamaral141989
02-18-2016, 06:33 PM
So I'm new to mead making. I stupidly forgot to take the original gravity measurement so I can't calculate it that way. I saw a post that said they had 12 lbs of honey in a 5 gallon batch and someone commented saying that would equal out to about 12% ABV normally. My batch is a 1 gallon batch with 3 lbs of honey, 1 orange, and 1 cup of blackberries. I know the fruits don't account for much, but average how much would this mead have for a ABV %

Jamaral141989
02-18-2016, 06:38 PM
I also used Lalvin ICV-D47 as the yeast, if that matters

djsxxx
02-18-2016, 06:58 PM
Check out the mead calculator...

Tick the volume box and enter 1 gallon, then tick the first additional sugar and enter your honey amount. That should give you an estimate.

Different honeys contain different amounts of sugar so it won't be 100% accurate, but it'll give you an idea

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Jamaral141989
02-18-2016, 07:06 PM
it seems http://gotmead.com/mead-calculator.html isn't calculating anything after I put my information into all the needed fields. Calculate button doesn't seem to do anything for me.

Jamaral141989
02-18-2016, 07:12 PM
Nevermind, got it going.

Mazer828
02-18-2016, 07:49 PM
Understanding gravity points is fairly simple. It's all about pounds and gallons. Different sugar sources add varying levels of gravity to your mead, beer, wine, etc., per pound. Then you divide that number by how many gallons you have after the addition.

For instance, honey adds around 38-39 points per pound. If you end up with one gallon after adding 1 pound of honey, your SG just went up by exactly 38-39 (depending on variety of honey) points. Example, water (SG 1.000) with one pound of honey will have an SG of 1.038 - 1.039.

So if your volume increases, you divide the points added by the total gallons. So if you have mixed one pound of honey with water up to 2 gallons total, now your SG will be cut in half because the gravity points added (38-39) are spread out into two gallons of water instead of one. In this case, SG will be around 1.019.

More complex example: 7.5 pounds of honey mixed with water up to 4.5 gallons would be: 7.5 x 38 / 4.5, or 1.063.

EbonHawk
02-18-2016, 09:39 PM
How did you get that calculator working? It's been broken forever. I have to use this one.. http://meadcalc.freevar.com/

So, about 1.114 or so, depending on orange size, how much it's been juiced, mushed, etc.

djsxxx
02-19-2016, 01:40 AM
You know if you click the link in the menu of the site it takes you to a broken link.... Well all you got to do is delete the .html bit of the url.

http://gotmead.com/blog/the-mead-calculator

You're welcome :)

EbonHawk
02-19-2016, 08:52 AM
You know if you click the link in the menu of the site it takes you to a broken link.... Well all you got to do is delete the .html bit of the url.

http://gotmead.com/blog/the-mead-calculator

You're welcome :)
Well good grief.. gotmead.com/mead-calculator.html and gotmead.com/blog/the-mead-calculator are hardly the same URL, so it's not exactly intuitive, is it? :-)

Somebody should clean this up and consolidate all the confusion into one final, working link.. Just sayin'.

Thanks for clearing that up for me, it helps!

djsxxx
02-19-2016, 08:55 AM
Well good grief.. gotmead.com/mead-calculator.html and gotmead.com/blog/the-mead-calculator are hardly the same URL, so it's not exactly intuitive, is it? :-)

Somebody should clean this up and consolidate all the confusion into one final, working link.. Just sayin'.

Thanks for clearing that up for me, it helps!
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160219/141c9ba750d9dddca33e4c04678dc220.jpg

That link there takes you to the exact same url just with the added .html bit...

Simply click it, then delete .html

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EbonHawk
02-19-2016, 09:05 AM
I was referring to the link that's been the "go-to" link for the "broken" link at the top of the page. They take you to two different places. I know your fix works, already tried it. :-)

What pic were you trying to post? I just get a closeup of what looks like a computer monitor....

djsxxx
02-19-2016, 09:07 AM
Oh right, cool.

Yeah pic is of the calculator button on the got mead forum homepage

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