Hi all,
I started my first batch of mead last Sunday (1-13). OG=1.100, 6.5 gal batch, added 4 g yeast (was given to me, so I don't know what kind of yeast), and 2 tsp nutrient. It started sending CO2 through the airlock on Thursday (1-17), and by yesterday it was going at about a bubble every 2-3 seconds.

So here's what I did yesterday. I popped the lid, took hydrometer reading; SG=1.071. Since it was before the 1/3 sugar break, I stirred it up real good and added 6 tsp of DAP... 6 tsp because the label said 1 tsp/gal of must. Then I aerated it a whole bunch more. Sanitized the lid & air lock and put it back together.

Was that the right thing to do? I don't know how much nutrient/DAP is optimal at this stage. Anyone care to comment on it?

Also, is there anything I should watch out for or be aware of coming up soon? Should I be aerating it daily during primary fermentation, or just leave it be? Thanks in advance.

-Erik