I have rebottled mead before not because of sediment problems but because fire ants got to my mead and were chewing out the corks. They only ruined a few bottles, I was able to save the remaining ones by rebottling. Made a big mess though, all sorts of nasty insects showed up to their party! I have not experienced any oxidation with my re-bottles. Oxidation doesn't happen overnight, so if you are planning on gifting and drinking it during the holidays, why not?
Originally Posted by billc68
I made some JAOM a while back and got some sediment in my bottles, I want to give some away for Xmas, can I re-bottle it without risking oxidation?
I have access to CO2 and could put some in the bottles first.
Primary: Cider House Rules Cider
Tertiary: Sweet Dried Cherry/Vanilla Mead, Prickly Pear Mead, Jalapeno-Peach Sweet Mead
Bottled: Huajillo Honey Mead - 4 bottles only, first ever mead, Light Draft Style Cider, Raspberry Mead, Hibiscus Mead, JAOM, Peach Melba Mead, Limoncello, Kahlua, Spiced Winter Cider, Orange/Vanilla Mead