I have just did a 3rd racking of a mead made with bread yeast JAOM. It has great color and tastes good for being a young mead. I have read the ABV on this mead is about 10% …the FG I took read about 1.035. I would like to raise the abv to 12-12.5 % for storage purposes in a 5 gallon batch I would like to make next. Is it possible to add everclear or grain alcohol to get the extra 2% abv? If so, is there a calculation for doing this? I am keeping the one gallon batch of JAOM I made as is …it will not last long! I have made another one gallon batch with lavin E1118 but it will take a much longer time before its drinkable.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.