My fist batch, 6 gallon total (18 lb clover honey, K1-V1116 start sg 1.112) was started sept 24 of last year. After the second racking on dec 31, I saw no active signs of fermintation, except for an occasional bubble from the air lock every hour or so. A thin film had formed on the surface and on the sides which I attributed to yeast and maybe left over fermaid. I was considering stabilizing as the taste was great at the last racking, but I was surprised to see a pocket of yeast ( in just one area in the carboy) starting to produce a lot of bubbles in the mead. Since at racking the sg had just fallen to 1.0116, I wasn't surprised the v1116 wasn't done, but it did surprise me that it took two months after racking to see clear signs again. Is this normal? Is this just due to the v116 having to reproduce ( do they do that in 14% environments?) to get to the point where it's easy to see after a good racking?