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  1. #1
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    Default first batch of mead

    started my first couple batches of mead on the 30th. went pretty good I think and I cant wait to try it.
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    Default Re: first batch of mead

    Congrats on making the mead "leap." It does have a unique flavor and like beer there are a number of recipes/techniques to add a twist the traditional mead. What are you using in your airlock or did the initial fermentation push foam up?

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    Default Re: first batch of mead

    Those gallon jugs are "Gateway Vessels"! Next thing you know you have a half dozen full and aging meads in five gallon carboys lurking in a dark corner of the basement.

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    Default Re: first batch of mead

    Vance,
    Have you been peeking in my basement again?! Some of those are 3 gal carboys.

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    Default Re: first batch of mead

    Quote Originally Posted by Vance G View Post
    Those gallon jugs are "Gateway Vessels"! Next thing you know you have a half dozen full and aging meads in five gallon carboys lurking in a dark corner of the basement.
    Don't be ridiculous that never happens!

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    Default Re: first batch of mead

    Good Going! Next time you might want to do your primary fermentation in a bucket, then transfer to carboy when Specific gravity reaches 1.020 that way you can start with a bit more than a gallon. Then when you rack into the secondary you will have little head space without dilution.

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    Default Re: first batch of mead

    Quote Originally Posted by Eikel View Post
    Congrats on making the mead "leap." It does have a unique flavor and like beer there are a number of recipes/techniques to add a twist the traditional mead. What are you using in your airlock or did the initial fermentation push foam up?
    its rum in the airlock. only liquor I had at the house.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vance G View Post
    Those gallon jugs are "Gateway Vessels"! Next thing you know you have a half dozen full and aging meads in five gallon carboys lurking in a dark corner of the basement.
    ive got 2 five gallon carboys sterilizing right now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Tenbears View Post
    Good Going! Next time you might want to do your primary fermentation in a bucket, then transfer to carboy when Specific gravity reaches 1.020 that way you can start with a bit more than a gallon. Then when you rack into the secondary you will have little head space without dilution.
    that makes sense. I was wondering how everybody had full jugs when they were done. off to the brew store again!

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