View Full Version : Foam!?!?!?

09-14-2009, 02:31 AM
ok so yesterday I started another starberry with a few changes and I checkt it today and I have a layer of think foam on the time I haven't encountered before when makeing a mead like this.

3lb clover honey
1 lb frozen strawberrys frozen.
1 tsp flshmanns yeast

melted the honey in warm water, crushed starwberry at room temp in must bag poored honey water over it. Cooled, rehydrate yeast and pitch at 79 degs.

The first one I did was a bit diffrent as in I have left out a few things. Manly Pectic enzyme, and yannin and super ferment because I switched from a wine yest to the fishmanns. Now I have this foam I dont recal having on the other batch. Any insight would help Thanks guys.

Medsen Fey
09-14-2009, 10:20 AM
Melomels tend to produce foam. Some yeast are more prone to foam production than others. The key is to have a large enough fermenter to contain it. Antifoam drops can also help.

09-16-2009, 09:12 PM
OK thank you Medsen just wanted to check mine had not done that before so we'll see how it turn out.