—16.5lbs of unfiltered/raw unpasteurized Orange Blossom honey
—Wyeast Cider # 4766
—7.5gal carboy filled to the shoulder (I’m guessing 6.5 gals?)
—Original gravity 1.098 (August-27-2013)
—Been staggering Nutrient additions. Total so far: about 1&1/4th tsp.
—Day 8 gravity 1.074 = 3.15% abv
No off flavours, smells like fake grape candy and mild apple/pear notes present. In fact the whole room smells like candy just from what the airlock is expelling. Never really produced much kreusen (a couple scummy bubbles max) but has been steadily producing C02 since day 2.
—Temperature fluctuating with the weather from 72° to 76°, but pretty steady at 74°. This seems too cold to me. What do you think?
How does this sound? On track or a little slow? I’m used to brewing beer. With all this honey I feel like I should be farther along by now. I feel like if I had a wort this sweet I would have an overflow disaster, yet all is calm on the viking front.
Notes? Ideas? Thank you.
-First time Mead brewer