"He Wears Black and Has a Beard"

Mead Update: Finings added

Toby Roworth

Mar 14, 2012

After nearly 2 months of fermenting, I've finally decided that my mead is ready for the next step. On all our previous brews, we missed out this step, and hoped for the best, but since Wilkinson have such a good stock of brewing equipment, today I bought some finings.
Finings are used to clarify the brew, making it appear much clearer and hopefully (one can hope...) remove some of the yeasty taste. So out came the bung and in went the finings, which are much runnier than I expected, so I now have hands covered in fish guts!
In a weeks time I'll bottle it up, ready to age for a few weeks until "Avo Beta" mead is finally ready. Not sure if my NDA allows me to say the actual date now I've called it that though, so we'll leave it at that until then...
Pictures below of the brew right back in January, and of the bottom now.