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When do I rack

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Greetings ye meadmakers,

I started a mead batch on Feb 6. Primary fermentation seemed to go along at a decent speed. The must quickly developped an inch of foam and was burping the air lock about 20 times a minute. Now (Feb 23) the burping is down to about 5 per minute and the foam is receeding. There's about 2 inches of cloudy material on the bottom. At what point should I rack it into another carboy? How many burps per minute?

Cheers,

Luc
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dont disturb the lees-the point of racking is to leave them behind. clean them out of your fermenter before they dry too, they get like concrete. good luck,mike
 
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