hist-brewing: things in mead

Kirsty Pollock kirsty.pollock at mpuk.com
Wed Feb 9 01:00:00 PST 2000


Sean,

I have the same problem with my mead. The effect is more pronounced when the
storage area is cold. The stuff looks perfectly clear, you rack it or
(worst) bottle it, gundge at the bottom after a week or two. I've ended up
just siphoning it out of the bottle!

Kirsty

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-hist-brewing at rt.com [mailto:owner-hist-brewing at rt.com]On
> Behalf Of Sean Richens
> Sent: 09 February 2000 04:12
> To: hist-brewing at pbm.com
> Subject: hist-brewing: things in mead
> 
> 
> Actually, while all of the discussions about haze are 
> interesting, in my
> posting of a few days ago I may not have been clear enough 
> about my problem.
> 
> My strong buckwheat mead is crystal clear, but no matter how 
> much I rack it,
> fine it, etc., it always finds something more to deposit in 
> the next vessel.
> It's a very loose, sludgy kind of deposit, resembling the 
> stuff you skim off
> when boiling honey.
> 
> Any ideas (apart from all the possible haze precursors that have been
> discussed in this thread) on what it could be?  The mead 
> itself is always
> clear after about 6 months, and this stuff just keeps on 
> coming out every
> time it is disturbed.
> 
> Sean

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