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Methanol will not be an issue, just try it, if it is horrible then bin it. Costs nothing... Personally I would use VG (Vegetable Glycerine) based flavours as some people can have reactions to PG (Propylene Glycol) when vaped, but don't know about them when consumed plus the fact it will be so dilute may not even matter. I might give this a go with forced ...


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Yes, typically non-fermentable flavorings are best added right before bottling (or kegging). I think the TFA flavors count under this- but I'm not really sure. I would certainly double check they're all food safe and sugarless. The flavorings should typically not have much sugar in them- and if they did I really doubt methanol fermentation would occur here, ...


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If the gravity is indeed stable, I think @phillippe's answer is good, logical advice and would be wise to follow. On the other hand, if this is a 5gal(19L) all grain batch with ~10lbs of fermentable grain, I don't think your SG could be much over 1.050. This is of course an assumption, based on ~10 pounds of grain and average efficiency. That means you've ...


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In general, you can consider you fermentation completed when you get the same gravity reading for 3 days in a row. It is either completed or stuck (I won't go on the details here, but do a search on 'stuck fermentation' if you like). In your case, 1.028 seems low enough to be considered finished. You can go ahead and bottle, however, I would recommend ...


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As @skvery suggested, backsweeten it to make it sweeter. Mead is quite devoid of nutrients (as honey is basically straight fructose) so a strong yeast bred specifically for mead / low nutrient fermentations will outperform an ale yeast and not become as stressed. Due to the strong yeast, more of the sugar will be converted to alcohol which is why ...


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