All you mead makers… how long is typical for a mead to take to start showing signs of active fermentation after pitching? I just started my first mead, and it started bubbling nicely in the airlock in about 45 minutes. Needless to say, this was a LOT shorter than I was expecting.
Yeast: Safale US-05 (Brew store was out of Lalvin 71-B)
1st batch of a staggered nutrient addition added.
I was a little sad to find that I couldn't get 71-B for my first mead... I've had some good meads from US-05, so hopefully this will come out all right. I have a little Thames Valley-II hanging around in the fridge, and I almost pitched that instead. It has a nice stone-fruit character, but I didn't think it would attenuate enough.