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Old 01-24-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default how do you bottle your mead?

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

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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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?

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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.
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:01 AM   #4
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i use stella artois bottles that i get fom my brother in law and i cap them with red caps!

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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.

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Old 01-27-2013, 02:39 AM   #6
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Why upside down?

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:25 AM   #7
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I am about to bottle my first mead made April last year and I am going to use blue swing top bottles.

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I just cap 12oz bottles like you would beer.

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12oz or 22 oz beer bottles... still

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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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