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  1. #1
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    Default Sitting on the lees too long

    (Hypothetically) let's say I misplaced/forgot a carboy after only one racking. Also, hypothetically, let's say it's been sitting for about a year now, and is a bit funky tasting.
    Is it possible to remove/cover/disguise the yeasty taste?
    Thanks

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Sitting on the lees too long

    what is a carboy?

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Sitting on the lees too long

    Shouldn't be the problem... some to many prefer the character of autolyzed yeast, and it is appropriate for some styles. More concerning might be whether the airlock dried out, allowing fruit flies to access the mead. Did you thief a taste or rack it?
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Sitting on the lees too long

    And Bradley Bee, a carboy is a large glass jar, typically 5 gallons or 6.5 gallons, used in mead/wine/beer making. So called in England some time ago when they were commonly used for transporting drinking water in a vessel that still could fit in the boot of your car, hence carboy.
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Sitting on the lees too long

    Then why do the Brits now refer to carboys as demijohns? Anything to do with outhouses? A low humor at best, I know.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: Sitting on the lees too long

    Couldn't say. I believe that technically a demijohn may be a different vessel, used for wine, but I'm not an anglophone.
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Sitting on the lees too long

    Demijohns in my experience are teardrop shaped rather than cylindrical and although I have seen a couple in the five or six gallon range are often in the 12-14 gallon range.

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