Backsweetening Mead Kit
What's in our backsweetening mead kit?
- 0.5 tsp Potassium Sorbate (stabilizer)
- 12 oz bottle of clover honey (sweetener)
Yeast's job is to convert sugars into CO2 & alcohol, which poses a problem if you want to sweeten your mead. Potassium Sorbate - a yeast growth inhibitor - helps with that! It stops yeast from multiplying in the presence of added sugar so you can add sweet honey without triggering re-fermentation.
HOW-TO back-sweeten your homemade mead:
2. Stir 0.5 tsp Potassium Sorbate per gallon & let it stabilize the mead for 24 hrs with the airlock installed.
3. After 24 hrs, prepare the honey to be added to the fermenter. First, choose how much honey you'd like to use per gallon: 4 oz for light sweetness, 8 oz for medium sweetness or 12 oz for the most sweetness.
4. Dissolve the honey in 6 oz of hot water (per gallon of mead), then pour the dissolved honey/water mixture into the fermenter. Swirl to combine.
5. Bottle as usual!