Well ya fat bloke, I continue following your advice, and I can't say I'm disappointed. I've mastered the technique of using my "electric whisk". Definitely works better, as you know.
Another question I have: should I be noticing any distinct smells while degassing? I don't want to call it "sulphur-like", but I can't put my finger on what it is exactly.
Also: Just noticed I titled this thread "fist mead" instead of "first". Hahaha, so silly.