I recently emailed Josh Lindsay to answer some of his questions. I thought I'd post here to answer one of the questions again. Josh said "We talked briefly about adding honey to sweeten before bottling. How much? and in what manner? Heat with some water? just pour in and stir???"
I will be more brief than the email.
Mimir's Wisdom (the mead I brought last meeting) had 1 lb of honey added post fermentation to 3 gal. (btw I brew like I cook....just add stuff I think would be good. I have a really hard time doing a recipe just as it is written, unless I wrote the recipe) I just added what honey I thought would be good, but it did turn out delicious. So when adding honey post fermentation I guess you could use the 1lb pr 3gal as a gauge, but taste it for yourself and do what you think is best for your palette. Ken Schramm (author of The Compleat Meadmaker) said (I paraphrase) make mead that you want to drink. If no one else likes it...so what! If you like it then it is good and you succeeded.
I also advised Josh to NOT stir in the carboy since that will stir up all the junk in the bottom that has taken a month or more (mine took 8 months) to clear out and settle. One thing that judges in mead competitions look for (according to Ken Schramm....one of the only consistently appearing judges in mead competitions) is CLARITY. It takes a long time for the mead to become clear. Time is your friend. Someone else (I think it was Steve or Wade maybe not, started this post before checking) mentioned that a beer they just finished that last bottle of was the best of the batch and if they had waited the few months more to START drinking it then the whole batch would have been excellent. Be patient. Mimir's Wisdom took almost 2 years to get that tasty and the mead Eva brought last meeting I think was almost if not over 3 years.
Anyway, give your mead time to clear and be patient!
Clarity is a virtue (in mead, and as far as I know in almost all beers as well [Hef's being the only exception I know of, but having never brewed beer, I will soon though!, I cannot speak for the beers])
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