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    hi, i just started my first of mead two weeks ago 15lbs honey in a 6 gallon batch. I also added 12oz blueberry puree, 14oz blackberry puree and and 1 pint cider into the must before cooking to 175f for 15 minutes. i cooled it to 70f before pitching with dry champagne yeast[don't really like very sweet mead]. after two weeks fermentation had slowed considerably, 1 bubble every 5 to 6 seconds. today i racked it into a carboy. i used a siphon hose and sanitized it and the carboy before racking. after about 2 hours in the carboy this started going nuts, blowing foam up into the airlock. there was no foam on top in inthe this normal or do i have a problem? did I rack to soon? i put the hose all the way to bottom of the carboy to avoid oxidizing.i would greatly appreciatate any advise or comments. Thanks, Dave

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    Default Re: is this normal???

    Usually when you rack during the frequent bubble zone (anything more than one or two beats per minute {1-2/bpm}) you'll experience an activation of suspended yeast and driving-off of CO2. It should be fine in a couple of days.

    What was your original gravity, and can you post the exact recipe in tabular format please (in the recipe section)


    15 lbs Orange Blossom Honey
    H2O to 6 gallons


    Is it tasty . . . precious?

  3. Default Re: is this normal???

    thanks a lot, you were right it has settled back down and is behaving nicely. PS: i did post the recipe

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