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Sadcheese
08-24-2016, 05:42 PM
I made a traditional orange blossom 6 gallon with 2.5#/gal, D47, stabilized a couple weeks ago.

I am hoping to backsweeten to 1.010 from dry. I don't feel like doing it stepwise and measuring gravities along the way. Is there an estimate of how much honey it will take per gallon to bring it up?

Thanks!

djsxxx
08-24-2016, 05:54 PM
Check out the got mead calculator - http://gotmead.com/blog/the-mead-calculator/

Tick target gravity, enter 1.010
Tick target volume, enter 6 gallons

Then have a look at the value for additional sugars #1

Should give you 1.879 pounds of honey

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Sadcheese
08-24-2016, 05:59 PM
Ah thanks I had looked at it but couldn't figure out how it worked. Makes sense!

bmwr75
08-24-2016, 06:08 PM
Since you have already stabilized your mead, step feeding is no longer an option.

Sadcheese
08-24-2016, 07:12 PM
Since you have already stabilized your mead, step feeding is no longer an option.

Is that your preference? I'm on my 15th or so mead but only fifth big batch. I haven't tried to backsweeten any, instead opting for the "overwhelm the little biggers" approach of a huge OG. Works great for the Te'j BOMMs and the JAOMs but I figured I'd try a classic traditional orange blossom with a bit of backsweetening since it sounds like something of a gold standard if you'll forgive the pun. :)

Squatchy
08-24-2016, 11:17 PM
If you did a Google search you would have learned a pound of honey would raise a gallon 35 points.

Now you can do the math for any size batch and any amount of increase.