View Poll Results: Select your favorite final gravity range from the choices below.

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  • 1.000 or below

    5 27.78%
  • 1.001 - 1.010

    6 33.33%
  • 1.011 - 1.020

    6 33.33%
  • 1.021 - 1.030

    1 5.56%
  • 1.031 - 1.040

    0 0%
  • 1.041 or above

    0 0%
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Thread: Sweet or Dry?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    San Diego, CA

    Default Sweet or Dry?

    How sweet do you like your mead?

    Depending on the occasion, sometimes I like my mead dry and sometimes sweet. If you had to choose your favorite, which of the specific gravity ranges listed in this poll would you prefer. I like a final gravity around 1.015, but I am still experimenting.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Ottawa, ON


    It totally depends on the mead or wine in question, but most of the time I find myself aiming for around 1.015 as well. Then agian I've got one that's way too sweet at 1.010 and another that needs more backsweetening at 1.020...
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  3. Default

    I've never had a finished dry mead... only 1.015-1.030 range. Usually they aren't aged well so the extra honey helps.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Ellabell, Georgia

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    I like mine dry for the most part, but I did make a sweet cherry chocolate for the gals that I do like in small amounts
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  5. #5


    I'm still not convinced that an FG below 1.000 makes a mead dry. Ok, I know that that's given as a definition, but so far the sweetness of a mead for me has depended much more on the starting gravity. 1.090 and it's on the dry side. 1.110 and there's nothing dry about it. So far everything I've made has ended below 1.000, but I've had no temptation whatsoever to add honey after it finished. It already tasted plenty sweet. That could, of course, be because of the yeast -- I'll have a better idea of that in another year or so when my yeast comparison meads finish.

  6. #6


    I have a few that finished at .012, which I liked at the time but now feel are too sweet for more than a glass at a time.
    probably shooting for .010 and under for the next few batches.
    It goes ding when there's stuff.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    near a lake


    I like dry but my family likes sweet.
    Making Mead With TLC since 2010

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