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03-21-2016, 10:33 AM
Howdy all.

I created my first batching using fall honey from my hives. This honey was crazy dark because of all of the goldenrod last fall so naturally the liquid is very dark and a little hazy. My question is, once it starts to clear up will it lighten as well or will it stay dark? Many thanks

03-21-2016, 11:33 AM
My guess is you will perceive the mead to be lighter as it becomes clearer.......that is how it works for me.

Robert Blees
03-22-2016, 04:16 AM
I've seen some time lapse fermentations and the color will lighten and the mead will clear up as well ! Correct me if I'm wrong but a active or trailing off fermentation will be bring particulates up in the must thru O2 escaping . As the particles fall another bubble of O2 rises and takes the yeast and other sediment with it to the surface

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03-22-2016, 09:36 AM
In my experience, the mead darkens as the yeast falls out. Yeast is very light in color.

03-22-2016, 09:49 AM
My experience is that mead without fruit additions ends up pretty close in color to the original honey.