This is my first time homebrewing. I'm making mead with apples but noticed that some of the sliced apples lies above the liquid level.
- Do I need to push them down?
- Will the apple rot and spoil the mead if I don't?
- Is it necessary to siphon the mead to other containers to continue fermentation? I've seen some videos where people do so but I had no idea why.
- Do I need to add campden tablets once I am done with the fermentation?
Thanks in advance.