View Full Version : sticker left on orange?

01-16-2012, 10:36 PM
So, made my first batch of mead and as I was shaking it up before pitching the yeast I noticed a sticker I had left on one of the orange peels. I tried to fish it out, but the neck of the gallon jug I used was to narrow. What impact will this have? Has anyone else done this?

01-16-2012, 10:42 PM
Most likely there will be no impact. The glues they use are food-grade, and the inks are usually soy-based. The ink and glue might dissolve, leaving you with a floating or sunken sticker, but I wouldn't much worry about it, especially if you washed off the orange first.

01-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Thank you for the reply, I did wash the oranges and made sure to sanitize everything. I used montriche yeast and about 3 pounds of honey, three small oranges, and handful of raisens.

01-17-2012, 11:52 AM
Yeah, I've done that once or twice, with no negative impact on the mead...