15lbs Wildflower honey
6 Gal distilled water
2 PACKETS OF LALVIN 71B-1122 “NARBONNE" Dry Yeast
Lalvin Yeast energizer and nutrient (pre-measured out for the recipe from Northern Brewer)
I mixed up 6 gallons total Must, with a OG of 1.095
I realized now, a few days after the vigorous ferm has almost completely stopped, that i added an extra gal of water and didnt adjust the honey ratio. i took a reading (.997 Gravity) and taste tested a sample. it tastes pretty dry (granted it has to age still), and has a slight tongue burn.
I'm planning on adding 3lbs more honey to compensate and make it sweet again hopefully, but all i have is Orange Blossom honey left.
How do you all think the Wildflower and Orange Blossom honey flavors will blend in the final product? im also wondering if i should add the honey and try to restart fermentation, or just add it to the secondary and add some potassium sorbate to stabilize it. Do you think there would be a taste difference either way in the end either?
Oh, and its only a week and a half into the Primary Ferm stage too.
Thanks all! this is only my second batch of mead!