Originally Posted by ThirstyVine
One question in regards to the use of oak with mead, is it re-useable or after one batch do you toss it.
Actually, I only use the oak chips once. Mostly because I have differnet batches and different flavors that I don't want mixed. I personally think that their may be more flavor to be extracted there but realistically it isn't worth it. So, No, only used once, personally.
The second part of your question is do I toss it afterward. No, I save the chips for smoking meat with. The essence of the mead and the oak smoke can mix for some great flavors. So I keep them in a zip lock after drying them off and use them for grilling later.