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Old 12-07-2012, 03:34 AM   #11
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As others have already mentioned, clarity for mead means it's actually CLEAR. As in you can see/read through it. Well, unless it's so dark that doing so just can't happen.

Give it 3-4 months and check on it again. Rack to new vessel and give it another 5-6 months (or more)... Rinse, repeat. IMO, a year in vessels is a good baseline with not racking more than once every few months (once fermentation is complete and you do the first racking).

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Old 12-07-2012, 04:09 AM   #12
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If you can't wait, then brewing isn't for you! ;-)
Touché! I'll have to make myself wait it out.
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Touché! I'll have to make myself wait it out.
IMO/IME, beer is fast. You can go grain to glass in just a couple/few weeks depending on your carbonation method. Mead, and many wines, take significantly longer. Depending on the ABV and composition, you could be looking at several months or years, before it's actually ready for bottle or glass. IMO/IME bottling too soon is (or should be) a sin when it comes to such things. I'd rather go longer in bulk before bottling than rush to bottle. Especially with how much honey can cost.
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