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First off thanks for having me I have very serious question I am a greenhorn whatever you want to call it very new beginner started my very first batch of Vikings blood with cherries raisins honey and hibiscus tea I used the lav d47 yeast and spring water! Last night she exploded and I just started it last night also my question is can I refill with water put more yeast in and restart or do I have to scrap everything please help
 

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This should be moved to the home brewing sub-forum.

Actually, I would suggest trying the Mead Forum at Homebrew Talk. There is a lot more activity and experience there.
 

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Moved. But while we are at it, How much of the D47 did you use? I put in 1 packet per 5 gallon carboy. I suspect you can add water and honey as necessary to fill the fermenter and adjust the SG back to where it should be. I lost a gallon when I stirred down my first batch and had something resembling the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Also check the operation of your airlock, just in case it isn't working correctly.
 

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Agree with JW. It will be fine. I would add a blow off tube until it settles down. I doubt you will have to add more yeast! J
 

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I second the blow off tube. I once had a blow off tube going from a 5 gallon carboy into a 1 gallon jug and it still flooded the bottom of my fermentation chamber. That was a dark porter.
 

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Wow so I'm supposed to only use half the packet for a gallon?? What will happen if I used a full one???
 

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I hope you adjusted you SG with additional honey or else the Viking's Blood is going to be very dry with a low alcohol content.
 
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Wow so I'm supposed to only use half the packet for a gallon?? What will happen if I used a full one???
No problem.
 

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Not an issue if you use too much yeast, except that it may be too lively as you discovered. I suppose it could give off a yeasty flavor initially, but that will go away with age. I use 1/4 packet for 1 gallon and even that is overkill. In a good environment, the yeasts go forth and multiply in serious numbers. J
 

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Don't worry about it, just clean up the mess. I've had several homebrew beers blow the lid off the fermenter. An overactive fermentation is always better than an underactive one.
 
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