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Fermented beer contains somewhere around 0.8 volumes of CO₂. When you rack to secondary, you're certainly causing some (however minimal) agitation of the beer, which will cause some CO₂ to be released. You may also be changing temperature, which might cause some CO₂ to be released. And dry-hopping is going to give tons of nucleation sites for CO₂, which will ...


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Yes, you need to dilute it. There is a mead calculator here: http://www.gotmead.com/2014-04-16-20-10-09/mead-calculator.html but it's a bit hard to use, so if you can't figure it out go for 1/4 to 1/3 honey by volume. There's another issue. Honey is basically just sugar, and yeast needs more than just sugar and water to live. You can either buy special ...


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Everything is fine. Apple juice is almost entirely fully-fermentable sugar; there's no real reason to add more sugar unless you want more alcohol. If you do add sugar, though, you should probably dissolve it either in the juice itself or some water, before adding it. Only 8 hours into the fermentation, you could probably get away with gently swirling the ...



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