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Old 07-28-2012, 03:44 AM   #11
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Drink it once it's bottled, but DON'T rush to bottle it up. Rushing to bottle means you'll also need to stabilize it to prevent fermentation from kicking off again, depending on how it finished. I wouldn't want to come home to corks being pushed out of bottles of mead that were bottled too early.

Besides, with the cost of honey, it's better to not rush it.

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Old 07-28-2012, 02:33 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the advice! Im graduating from college in may, and that was actually my inspiration for making mead. I figured what better way to celebrate graduation with a few good friends than with a few bottles of homemade mead. So I'll definitely be opening a few around that time. That said ill still have about twenty bottles left, which I don't plan on touching for a looooooong time .

I'll also probably try a melomel of some sort in the next month or so, so if anyone has a recipe that they just HAVE to share, I'm all ears

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