Layers in mead
What causes visible layers in mead? I've a 5gall carboy that began in June, I haven't taken a gravity reading
-waiting on baby #3 to arrive soon
-waiting on a refractometer to get ordered for me as part of a barter deal
I racked once, added some more honey and nutrient. Fermentation "appears" to have ceased some weeks ago.
The main part of the carboy is clear, but the bottom 2 inches or so has a clear stratified mirky layer, and below that the typical settled yeast.
I did steal an ounce out and it is comming along tastewise. Does the visual layer mean anything? I was going to rack again, but I don't want to sacrifice what appears to be a gallon of haze. Am also wondering if the yeast is still working in 'that layer?'
Should I chill the carboy to assist settlement? We are about 75F
My wife says I have ADD, but, hey look- a chicken!