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Not fermenting

I made a 3 gallon batch of 11.25 lbs of honey
3 tsp yeast nutrient
1.5 tsp yeast energizer
1/8 tsp calcium carbonate(I thought I’d try this ahead of time because the pH always comes out low in 2-4 weeks) w/ my meads
Lalvin D-47 yeast 5g packet

I thought I’d try something different so I made the must, put it into a 6.5 gallon bucket(total 3.25 gallons), pitched the yeast, aerated it and put it into a 3 gallon glass carboy. It’s been 5 days and no sign of anything. I sanitized like crazy as usual so I think. Is it me or can the very small amount of yeast have something to do with it? What should I do now? Throw it out??? I’ve done other 5 gallon batches and they seem to be coming out pretty good.

To me your numbers look good, and that is plenty of yeast for this batch. I’d pitch another packet of yeast just in case. You may want to hydrate the yeast to make sure it’s alive.

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