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Old 03-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #21
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I use the same one as pictured above, and do full batches (~ 2 cases of 750's) with it all the time. In fact, I've never used anything else! I do use it with the bottles on a low counter, which probably gives me a little bit of weight leverage compared with a standard height counter.
Yep it's a breeze but they are crap for long corks.


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Old 03-25-2013, 06:22 PM   #22
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So is there any reason to NOT use beer bottles? I brew beer almost exclusively though I did try a couple one gallon meads but have been waiting to bottle because I don't have a corker. I guess I could just bottle it up similar to beer (minus the priming sugar)? Not sure why I never really considered this.



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Old 03-25-2013, 06:35 PM   #23
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Nothing wrong with beer bottles, When you bring it to a party, sometimes people are a bit sketched out by de-labled brown beer bottles, and are a little more open to de-labled wine bottles. In my experience. They also forget to realize that its wine and should be in a glass, and just drink it out of the beer bottle!

But other than that, and the aging changes. Nothings wrong with beer bottles. I have a 12 pack of mead in my closet with 10+ empty de labled bottles waiting for their time to shine as well.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:25 PM   #24
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Awesome, I'll have to bottle me up some mead (in beer bottles).

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Old 03-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #25
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I agree with the above on the beer bottling. I think if you were to dip the neck of the bottle in wax, it'll probably help clarify that it's like a wine and it makes it look pretty nice too.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #26
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All of my mead goes in standard clear wine bottles from lhbs. I make mostly melomels and all those colors are shame to hide

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:48 AM   #27
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All of my mead goes in standard clear wine bottles from lhbs. I make mostly melomels and all those colors are shame to hide
There is that...

Can't you buy clear beer bottles though? Other than already filled...
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:13 AM   #28
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There is that...

Can't you buy clear beer bottles though? Other than already filled...
Absolutely ... and I think I will for this batch. All sorts of bottles out there, here's *a* source:

http://www.specialtybottle.com/

The reason I bookmarked that one is the clear swingtops they have:

http://www.specialtybottle.com/swingtopbottlesmi.aspx
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:12 AM   #29
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Since I'm doing a one gallon batch and its very easy to transport, is there any reason not to just slowly pour the mead in the bottling bucket rather than siphoning it out? It's crystal clear and I don't even see any sediment at the bottom but wasn't sure if there was some reason from a oxidation standpoint that it'd be better to siphon the mead....From an ease standpoint, just pouring it in would be much quicker and easier.

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There are some 16oz-22oz capped bottles out there. I use the green bottles Italian sparkling water comes it. The labels remove easily and they don't look like anything in a beer or wine store.



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