View Full Version : Help, I think I screwed it up!

06-03-2017, 11:09 PM
So I'm a beekeeper and hobbyist cider maker. I started a 5 gallon batch of mead and it seems to have gone wrong. I used 5 gallons of water, and about 5 pounds of honey with a re-pitched Nottingham from a cider along with 1 tsp per gallon of nutrient. I made a one gallon starter and then pitched it into the 4 gallons. The airlock never really went crazy like my first successful one gallon batch. It's been about 8 days and I wanted to take a hydrometer reading and see how it was doing. It tastes sour ... almost like vinegar! My hydrometer now reads 1.020 and, unfortunately, I lost the pictures that I took of the OG reading.

I really don't want to toss out 5 gallons of this stuff. Especially when it's my own honey. (that stuff is $16 a pint!)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.