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Old 07-25-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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I just pitched my first mead, and put it in my fermenting bucket. I have a little over 5 gallons of water in what looks like a standard recipe--13.5 pounds orange blossom honey, nutrient, energizer, 2 packs of Lalvin D47 and a lock. This is a 6 gallon bucket and I was wondering if I should worry about blow off. Does mead put out a lot?

As an aside, this was my first time using a fermenting bucket...and the lids on those babies are realllly tough to get off. I closed the darn thing, forgetting to take an OG. After cursing and pulling out the ol' wrecking bar, I finally got it off. Think I'll invent a tool to do this job! It does help to drink brew while brewing.


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Old 07-25-2008, 11:30 PM   #2
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blow off should not be an issue at all, I think Ive had one issue with it, but it was a cider not a mead

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