Want to make short meads and avoid brine/ umami off-flavors? This article proposes taking the YAN contribution from Go-ferm into account and avoid excessive minerals by tailoring the nutrients to your water profile.
An activated starter improves yeast count and viability to encourage a stronger and cleaner fermentation. It is considered best practice, and used by many award-winning mead makers. This article covers the benefits and steps needed to prepare an activated starter.
Alternative priming sugars: table, honey and corn sugar are evaluated for their aroma and taste contibutions in bottle conditioned short meads. The meads are evaluated in a 8 % ABV Canadian golden wildflower traditional short mead.