hist-brewing: things in mead

bjm10 at cornell.edu bjm10 at cornell.edu
Wed Feb 9 06:12:58 PST 2000

On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Sean Richens wrote:

> 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.

The finest of aged vintage ports are *EXPECTED* to have a sediment, which
is why one is expected to not serve them from the bottle but to decant
them into and serve them from a decanter.  The more I learn, the more I 
wonder if clarity hasn't become an overrated feature.

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