Category: Stuck Fermentation

Marsden Hartley graphic "Handsome Drinks"
drawing of a medieval brewer in a warehouse

Mead fermentation

Recently a new brewer talked to me about fermentation time.  He thought his mead should be finished much more quickly than it was.  When competition judges tasted his mead, the universal [..]

molecular structure of yeast

A thought on mead nutrients

Honey contains small amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as anti-oxidants, but not enough to make sufficient nutrition for your yeast.  If there is lag time in getting yeast activity [..]

picture of dried yeast such as can be used for brewing