A friend gave me a 3 gallon glass carboy, so naturally, I thought, "Mead!"
I've only brewed beer so far. I'm reading recipes here and elsewhere, and it looks like people fill the carboy up to within 3 inches of the top to start mead fermentation. With beer you'd get the airlock blown off, wouldn't you? Does mead not produce the same excitement in primary, because the honey is a poor nutrient for the yeasties? Can I really put a 1 gallon recipe scaled to 3 gallons in a 3 gallon carboy? Do I just need to relax and embrace the mead?