View Full Version : Time for advice on Cyser

11-08-2005, 11:35 AM
I'm working on my first mead (Apple) and reached a point where it's best to ask. Here's what I've got:

5 Gal.

15 lbs Honey (3 lbs per Gal) Wildflower
3 Gal Spring water
6 broken up cinnamon sticks
2 teaspoons yeast nutrient
1 teaspoon yeast energizer
10 Cans of frozen apple juice (Seneca brand)

Starting SG: 1.15

I've just transferred from my plastic ferm. pail into a glass carboy. The smell is strong cider/Alc and at this point tastes somewhat that way.

My SG at transfer was 1.06

To mellow it out while aging, should I add more Apple juice or Honey?
Is there anything else I should consider adding at this point?
I didn't note much, if any, cinnamon taste either.


11-08-2005, 11:38 AM
I forgot to mention that I used WLP720 Sweet Mead yeast.

11-08-2005, 12:04 PM
I don't claim to be an expert, but right now, the only I would thing to add is "time". Lots and lots of time. (Patience will also help.)

11-08-2005, 12:21 PM
I's say to play the waiting game. Only add something if there is something missing in the flavor. But to get it smooth, time is best.