I made my first batch of mead back in March. It had an OG of 1.087. It finished at 1.002 for an 11.2% abv. I racked multiple times to keep it off the yeast. I finally bottled it this past weekend and bottled half of it still and then then the other half “hopefully” carbonated.
This was a five gallon batch so to 2.5 gallons, I added 2.6oz of sugar. I wasn’t shooting for a champagne level carbonation; just something to add some fizz so I can see which I prefer. I re-yeasted with 1/4t of rehydrated US05. I’ve used US05 to re-yeast a 12% beer before so I hoped this would work. Any feedback on my process? Should I end up with carbonated mead in a month or so? I’m assuming it will go slowly because of the abv.