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Krausen89 01-24-2013 11:00 PM

how do you bottle your mead?
 
Let us know how you bottle! What bottles you use, what corker if any....labels? Etc.

rideincircles 01-24-2013 11:24 PM

I need to find better methods to bottle one gallon batches. I ended up knocking mine over with the huge beer racking cane and lost a small amount. I also got yeast in a few bottles after that. I was bottling a JAOM.

Would it be best to transfer to a 2 gallon bucket with a spigot and bottle?

Inner10 01-25-2013 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rideincircles (Post 4822996)
I need to find better methods to bottle one gallon batches. I ended up knocking mine over with the huge beer racking cane and lost a small amount. I also got yeast in a few bottles after that. I was bottling a JAOM.

Would it be best to transfer to a 2 gallon bucket with a spigot and bottle?

Cut the cane down.:p

hungry4hops 01-25-2013 01:01 AM

i use stella artois bottles that i get fom my brother in law and i cap them with red caps!

ExoticMeadMaker 01-25-2013 01:20 PM

I use standard green wine bottles from the brew store, cork with a double lever hand corker, and label using a p-touch label maker. I put the label on the bottom of the bottle so I can read it while it's stored upside down in the box the bottles came in. Its also labeled in a code system and I reference my brew journal for the particular flavors, i.e TRAD 087, METH 025, CYSR 015.

opus345 01-27-2013 02:39 AM

Why upside down?

turvis 01-27-2013 05:25 AM

I am about to bottle my first mead made April last year and I am going to use blue swing top bottles.

Packman715 01-27-2013 05:35 AM

I just cap 12oz bottles like you would beer.

CityOChampBrew 01-27-2013 05:45 AM

12oz or 22 oz beer bottles... still

johns 01-27-2013 06:00 AM

I use wine bottles, the dark ones I drink later, the light ones I drink sooner, (becasue of light off flavors), I keep the lighter bottles in an old dresser, in the basement. I dont label, but I do use a portuguese bottle corker. It seems to work for me.


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