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Old 07-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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I made this mead 5 months ago http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/end-...spired-223008/ is still taste like band-aid/ ****. I would like to put it in bottles cause i want to use the bucket to brew beer.

1. Any major disadvantages to bottling it now?

2. Do you think it will be ready by 12-21-2012

3. Any other tip when bottling?

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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Band aid flavors indicate other problems ... That won't age out.

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Old 07-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #3
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You can bottle it. I'm not sure I'd expect a band-aid taste (typically chlorophenols; did you use bleach or chlorinated water?) to go away.

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i did use bottled spring water. and i guess we will just hope and see if it gets better. thanks for the quick response

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FWIW, I made that recipe and after 16 months it's great.

I will say that it tasted very harsh for quite a while, but I didn't notice band-aids...

Also, it tastes much better (smoother) cold, and I've noticed that after an opened bottle is allowed to sit for a few weeks (with a tasting cork), it tastes better yet (maybe some type of slow oxidation taking place???).

Good luck.

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:12 PM   #6
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FWIW, I made that recipe and after 16 months it's great.

I will say that it tasted very harsh for quite a while, but I didn't notice band-aids...

Also, it tastes much better (smoother) cold, and I've noticed that after an opened bottle is allowed to sit for a few weeks (with a tasting cork), it tastes better yet (maybe some type of slow oxidation taking place???).

Good luck.
It does sound like oxidation is 'robbing' the mead of flavor, although it appears the harsh flavors are robbed the most here so that's a good thing (and a new one on me).
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Damn, i have no clue what a band-aid taste like. (Running to Walmart to buy some to eat)

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