Hi,

I'm just starting to get back into mead making, which I haven't done for a few years. And a few years ago, I wasn't a pro yet either. So I decided to start with four different one gallon batches.

So, one of my batches is a cyser. It came out way sweeter than I had hoped. I'm a fan of drier meads and wines. This has been racked and is done with primary fermentation and I'd like to try to make it less sweet.

Here is the recipe I used (again, it's been a while, and I'm quite the amateur):

August 5th, 2017

  • 3 Liters of Martinelli's Pure Cider
  • 2 LB Sandt's alfalfa raw honey
  • 1 pack Fleischman's yeast
  • 3/4 LB clover honey
  • 1.5 liter cider warmed slightly on stove
  • added honey
  • stirred to dissolve
  • added to carboy
  • added another 1.5 of cooled cider to top off
  • added raisin
  • 80 degrees
  • added yeast
  • shook carboy to mix
  • OG: 1.140






September 5th:
Fermentation stopped @ 1.035 gravity

Is there any way to restart fermentation?
It's not bad, but I would just prefer it drier.

Thanks in advance.