So i just started making my homemade mead for first time and i had been fermenting it for 3 weeks. But it has stopped bubbling and i was worried it stopped carbonating and it smells like strong wine and tastes of it too. Did i do something wrong or is it the brand of yeast?.

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    Maybe it is done fermenting? If so, enjoy! What is the specific gravity reading? What is the pH level? What is the temperature?
    – Chloe
    Commented Jun 9, 2019 at 5:25

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If it smells and tastes like wine, then congratulations, you've made mead. Whether it's a mead that you enjoy, or not, is a matter of experience and personal preference.

  • I thought it takes month to make mead not a couple of weeks Commented Jun 6, 2019 at 16:59
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    @MarkSimpson Maybe you had perfect conditions. Cannot know if there is more alcohol potential without more data.
    – Chloe
    Commented Jun 9, 2019 at 5:27
  • It depends primarily on fermentation temperature. What temp did you ferment at?
    – dmtaylor
    Commented Jun 9, 2019 at 12:52

sample the mead and check the gravity and flavor. it should be within 0.05 of 1.000 and not terribly sweet if done

  • This should be a comment. Please make sure to answer the question "Did i do something wrong or is it the brand of yeast?"
    – Philippe
    Commented Jul 4, 2019 at 18:25

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