Originally Posted by bobbyc
Hooray!!! I'll give it a shot.
Some other basic questions I've had some difficulty finding a definate answer on:
- Should mead be carbonated? I've read of it both ways, but whats most common?
- Should mead be bottled in serving size bottles? Would I be safe racking back and forth between 2 - 1 gallon jugs and capping one off once fermentation is complete? Would I be able to pour a serving and recap afterwards?
- Boil? No boil? I've seen both ways. Again, what's most common?
I realize most of these questions may be contested between meadmakers, but I'm just trying to get a handle on whats most commonplace?
Mead isn't usually carbonated in the UK but I see no reason not to try it if you like it 'Fizzy'. I'm thinking about trying it for my next one.
The racking between 1 Gallon jugs will work well to clear it but save all your efforts til you bottle it and let it age. Use small bottles for your batch - With 1 Gallon thats a tiny amount of bottles.
I say don't boil. Add (just boiled) hot water and scoop off the wax/etc when it's cooled.