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  1. #1
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    Default Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    I have transferred the mead for the last time and i need to top off the carboy.I do not want to add water to the mead the flavor is already a little weak so i would like to add something that could add to the peach side of the flavoring.I think about a pint or so of liquid would work,thanks Dave.

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    Default Re: Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    How big is the batch (how much diluent is a pint)?

    Peach liquer maybe!
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    Default Re: Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    It is a five gallon batch and the liquid is at the very top ring of the carboy.My guess is about a pint of liquid would be enough.I was thinking about the same thing but i do not want to raise the alcohol to high!

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    Default Re: Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    Well, a pint in 5 gallons is what, around a 3% diluent... even if it were 200 proof it'll virtually disappear, especially in a mead of any respectable strength . Usually they're around 40 proof or 20% ETOH, so it'll be a VERY modest addition of alcohol and sugar.

    Or just dilute some honey to must gravity.
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    Default Re: Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    I question your need to top off the carboy. If one aims to top off a carboy it is a task best prepared for from the start with extra must/wort/solution/juice. I do not prepare for this and have head space in all my carboys. An alternative would be to use a CO2 tank (or nitrous) to blow out the top prior to putting the bung or airlock on.

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    Default Re: Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    A sliver of dry ice from any grocery store here would work too IF your fermentation lock stays intact and full.

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    Default Re: Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    I use glass marbles to top up they take up space and do not dilute the mead or wine depending

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    Default Re: Toping off carboy for peach & ginger mead

    I wouldnt worry about a pint . If you have a air lock on and just a bit of fermentation it will expell the air .
    Last edited by seal62; 12-24-2011 at 10:30 AM. Reason: spelling

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