View Full Version : Adding Nutrient and when

02-13-2006, 05:10 PM
I have 2 5 gal. batches going one a month and one 2 weeks old. Their starting Brix was 23.6 and 24.4 respectivly and are currently at 9.6 and 17ish. The fermentation has slowed down to about a bubble every 15 seconds or so or evel slower for the older batch. I read you can(should) add Fermaid K at 1/3 and 2/3 attenuation. Is this true and should I do it or is everything going as expected? I added 6g Fermaid K at pitching to each. I am in no hurry and I plan on having these sit for at least 2 months in the primary. These are my first batches of mead although I have brewed many a ale.


The first was pitched with white labs sweet mead yeast from a 2l starter and the second was cortes de blanc from a 2l starter

Dan McFeeley
02-13-2006, 06:08 PM
Hello David -- Welcome to the forums!

Take a look at these URL's -- they should offer some background info to your questions.


and Hightest's FAQ on staggered nutrient addition:


Check out the other mead related posts on Brewboard: