ok i'm sorry in advance. i KNow the answer to my question is around here somewhere, i'm pretty sure i found it before, but im looking everywhere now and i cant find it. But to the point...
I just moved mead from one container to another cleaner one after the the fermentation had stopped. (is that what racking is btw?) And it smells bad. Like someone poured gas/vodca in it. I know i read somewhere about the smell of kerosene or something of the sort on this site, but now i cant find it. Will the smell go away after i let it age, or should i just throw it away now? Also i think i read that raisins will help keep that from happening? Maybe that was for another reason. Anyway also im about to start another project. Im going to substitue the water for apple cider, and im going to add maple syrup to it. I will have a few cinnamon sticks chilling in the bottom, and maybe i touch of vannilla. Also thinking about some rootbeer flavoring. i think that would be interesting to add rootbeer, but im not too sure if i should do it this batch or not. i think i will already have too much flavor as it is. Any advise on whether or not i should add the rootbeer or even the vanilla would be much appreciated, and please tell me if the recipe sounds any good or not.