I always cold crash my ales and lagers which really clears them up. Has anyone here ever cold crashed mead and if so, what kind of results?
Yes, cold crashing helps. Also helps to add gelatin. With both gelatin and cold you will get a brilliant mead.
Racking it twice clears it up also
I agree. Actually I rack my meads and ciders a lot to maintain more natural sweetness and rely less on backsweetening. Removes most of the yeast and calms things down.
Will the gelatin drop the yeast out too? I don't use gelatin in my beers because I bottle carb need the yeast to remain suspended. Not carbing the mead. How much gelatin for a 1 gallon batch? Thanks all for the great help!!
About 1/4 teaspoon dissolved in a couple ounces of hot water will do the trick. Gelatin works wonders. After 24-48 hours, your mead should be noticeably more clear.