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Old 08-22-2013, 11:46 PM   #1011
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first kick at mead....ant tips on how long to ferment ? I have made wine before should I wait the same 6 weeks?

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:42 AM   #1012
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Duff post your question in a new thread....you'll get a million answers and tips!

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:57 AM   #1013
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Omg... U won't get mead... Get rid of all that head space!!!

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:26 PM   #1014
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first kick at mead....ant tips on how long to ferment ? I have made wine before should I wait the same 6 weeks?
please see GeorgiaMead's post below...way too much headspace, you will get some nasty infections...and for me, honey is too much $$$ to waste.

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Omg... U won't get mead... Get rid of all that head space!!!
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:47 PM   #1015
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It does look like a lot of headspace but it also looks like it's in primary so hopefully its pumping out CO2 which should protect it somewhat. I'd move to secondary just before the ferment is done and use a much smaller vessel.

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Old 08-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #1016
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racking it today to a smaller carboy

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #1017
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wait... what? too much head is a bad thing ? don't tell her that

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:28 PM   #1018
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:33 PM   #1019
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Old 08-24-2013, 01:16 AM   #1020
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bottled the bochette (sp) and had some left to enjoy now. Born March 11th, over five months to go from 1.086 to today's 0.990. A nice, smoky, floral goodness at 12.8% ABV, sipping wine.

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