Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > Just Bottled my Mead
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-02-2008, 01:32 AM   #1
BG73395
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 16
Default Just Bottled my Mead

I bottled my mead up a month or so ago and around the same time I bought a bottle of Redstone Meadery Traditional Mead and finally opened it up. It is my first taste of mead ever..I wasnt sure what to expect, but it is good and I like it. I cant wait to give mine a try.

__________________
BG73395 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
mrk305
Beer Dude in the Sunset
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mrk305's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,720
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 22

Default

Even after a year on this forum, never made it and never tried it.

__________________
Carport Brewery, Lilburn GA

Any advise offered after 10:00p.m. should be regarded as questionable
I can't brew until something is empty
mrk305 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 01:42 AM   #3
Beerthoven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerthoven's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 2,175
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

What kind of bottles did you use?

My first batch of sweet mead is still in primary, but I've been thinking ahead to bottling and I'm not sure what to do. Right now I'm planning on using beer bottles and capping them, but I'm open to other ideas.

How many ounces of mead does one typically drink in a night, anyway?

__________________

Primary/Secondary: #109 Rye, #110 APA

Kegged: #106 American Wheat, #107 IPA, #108 Nut Brown

Planned: Red IPA, American Brown

Beerthoven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 01:50 AM   #4
dibby33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dibby33's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Posts: 2,164
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beerthoven
What kind of bottles did you use?

My first batch of sweet mead is still in primary, but I've been thinking ahead to bottling and I'm not sure what to do. Right now I'm planning on using beer bottles and capping them, but I'm open to other ideas.

How many ounces of mead does one typically drink in a night, anyway?
I drank 500ml one night. Did not feel that flash in the morning I have to admit

I have only just got into mead and only have two in secondary for a couple of months and I think that they are very weak. I buy mine and it is like nectar of the gods. I would normally only have about 80ml I would guess. ....so I suppose beer bottles would be too big, unless you had swingtops
__________________

Primary
s : Ginger Beer, Wheat Beer
.
Secondary :
Empty
Bottled
: all drunk
Drinking : A Lot.
Next Up : Wheat Beer with grainy things
dibby33 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 01:56 AM   #5
tooomanycolors
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 251
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Ive taken out at least 750ml in a night, aka and entire wine bottles worth. Didnt feel the hangover at all, granted this was with a sweet mead. also to answer you question I use wine bottles and cork them.

__________________
tooomanycolors is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 01:57 AM   #6
BG73395
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 16
Default

I bottled mine in 22 oz bottles and while I am drinking the mead now I relize that might have been a mistake. I dont have a huge tolorance for alcohol and I have probably had a cup worth and I think it is enough for tonight

__________________
BG73395 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 01:59 AM   #7
Beerthoven
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beerthoven's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 2,175
Liked 11 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dibby33
I drank 500ml one night. Did not feel that flash in the morning I have to admit

I have only just got into mead and only have two in secondary for a couple of months and I think that they are very weak. I buy mine and it is like nectar of the gods. I would normally only have about 80ml I would guess. ....so I suppose beer bottles would be too big, unless you had swingtops
12oz (354.88 ml) does seem like a lot to drink in one night. I could just recap the bottle since I always have a few pounds of beer bottle caps on hand. I also have a replacement "cork" for wine bottles that is a little pump thingy that evacuates the air in a bottle I could use.
__________________

Primary/Secondary: #109 Rye, #110 APA

Kegged: #106 American Wheat, #107 IPA, #108 Nut Brown

Planned: Red IPA, American Brown

Beerthoven is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 05:11 AM   #8
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,940
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beerthoven
12oz (354.88 ml) does seem like a lot to drink in one night. I could just recap the bottle since I always have a few pounds of beer bottle caps on hand. I also have a replacement "cork" for wine bottles that is a little pump thingy that evacuates the air in a bottle I could use.
I bottled my JOAM in Miller High Life bottles...(In laws...Not Me)
1/2 bottle makes a nice drink, then use a tasting cork to seal till tomorrow.
If ya drink the whole ting, it's not going to kill you.
__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.
BigKahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #9
chrisr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 45
Default

A nice wine glass of sweet mead and half my SWMBO's glass is a nice way to finish a HB session. From 12 oz guiness bottles. I like the way mead looks so clear bottles are probably nice. Big bottles look more "professional".
Question Cold or room temp?
I like mine cooled a little but room temp is fine also

__________________
chrisr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-02-2008, 09:36 PM   #10
BigKahuna
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BigKahuna's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Eastern Colorado
Posts: 5,940
Liked 48 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisr
A nice wine glass of sweet mead and half my SWMBO's glass
LOL
LOL
LOL
That is the story of my life right there.
__________________
Seriously. I'm here for BEER
It's Not The Size Of Your Rig That Counts....It's How Often You Use It.
BigKahuna is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mead newbie question: how to make a bottle conditioned, sweet, sparkling mead? weirdboy Mead Forum 36 05-28-2010 06:24 AM
Just bottled - Cherry Bomb Mead summersolstice Mead Forum 26 07-17-2009 03:26 PM
Bottled Prickly Pear mead Brandon O Home Brewing Photo Forum 5 06-02-2009 06:15 PM
Just bottled first mead. Questions? CABeerMaker Mead Forum 10 04-27-2009 10:42 AM
Traditional Mead Bottled today. User_05_28_08 Home Brewing Photo Forum 9 05-23-2008 08:00 PM