View Full Version : Unexpected problem

09-19-2013, 02:00 AM
this was a experimental gallon of mead

used some left over butterscotch mead must added 1 1/2lbs honey and water

ended up with some black growth floating ontop of the must

should i chalk it up as a failure and dump it??

09-19-2013, 02:06 AM
THats pretty nasty looking, what does it taste like? Just kidding, dump and sanitize and sanitize again. Looks like way to much headspace going on there. You may benefit from a little KM and less air on your next batch. What kinds of honey are you guys running into right now? WVMJ

09-19-2013, 02:48 AM
I went with the inexpensive clover honey from costco... so not a great financial loss though not probably the best honey choice.