and I have a couple areas I’m not clear on.
In the Compleat Meadmaker, discussing equipment he indicates to take the OG before the yeast is added, then later says to take it after the must has had the yeast pitched in, and oxygenated.
1- When should I be taking my OG reading please?
Another question is timing. Some places indicate adding nutrient and energizer at the time you make the must. Read elsewhere that you stagger this, and only pitch the yeast when making the must, then shortly afterwards add nutrient and energizer, and again later on.
2- When should I be adding nutrient and energizer?
Thanks for any suggestions.