As an experiment while I'm researching and deciding what to make fror my first "real" mead, I thought that I would make a batch of JAOM. So, I went to the store and bought the honey, yeast, orange, etc. However, I left my list on the kitchen counter and Mrs. Robusto saw my list and added the same items to her normal shopping list. Long story short- we "had to" make two batches...
So, after the first day (today is day 7), I decided to "aerate" one and leave one alone. Now, by "aerate" I mean to shake the bejesus out of it for a minute or so. My question is:
Will shaking- or aerating- or whatever you call it- harm the JAOM in any way?
also, it seems that the one that I have been aerating is lighter in color, some of the fruit is already sinking, and it just seems to smell better... Is this a good or bad thing?
Thanks in advance