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Old 10-28-2012, 08:32 PM   #421
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Starwberry and vanilla mead shortly after racking onto the fruit. It has since become a lot more red!
Sadly, I'm not certain how it'll turn out as I left it clearing with quite a bit of headspace when I left for uni (college to the U.S.?) this year If (when I check on it in a few months) it's oxidized to hell then lesson learnt. If it's OK, then I'll be preaching about how idiot-proof mead is on the forums from then on
I made a batch of 2 gallon strawberry passion mead a few months ago, it's fantastic, I'm excited for you!
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #422
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Hey guys,

Whis is my first post after reading this forum for a while! In the beginning of this year start to really study about Mead and decided making some and guess what? I´m complete passionated for it! I´ve drank mead before but making is awesome! So as I owe a lot for you guys cause of the tips I got here, I´m sending some pics of my first tests!

Orange honey Mead


JAOM - simple but amazing! Seond batch is on the way!


The labels of my Bouchet Mead:



Dessert Show Mead



Blackberry Melomel



That´s it!

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:52 PM   #423
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Cliclaste can you post the recipe you used for your Strawberry passion mead?!?! sounds wonderful!! So does the Strawberry vanilla mead!

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:35 PM   #424
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From left to rite, bramble, raspberry, plumb and heather honey

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Old 11-03-2012, 01:32 AM   #425
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In addition - I keep reading that it's a good idea to keep the airlocks on because reasons. If I know for certain that these are finished with fermentation, should I just close them up completely? I guess continuing to use airlocks is good for safety's sake?

The one on the left is going into a dark wine cellar to bulk age for a year or so. I had planned on checking the lock every month to make sure it's still good. Should I just cork it instead?
Sorry, missed your questions the first time I read this. The reason we use air locks is to keep outside air out while still venting out the CO2 that is created in the fermenting process. So if fermentation is really done, then all your airlock is doing is keeping the outside air out and inside gasses in. How is that any different than a cork/stopper/cap? You actually have less protection with an airlock than a true stopper, the airlock can dry and then oxygen can get in. Cork it, and in this case you don't want a lot of set face area since there will not be any CO2 to protect the mead.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:34 AM   #426
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Sorry, missed your questions the first time I read this. The reason we use air locks is to keep outside air out while still venting out the CO2 that is created in the fermenting process. So if fermentation is really done, then all your airlock is doing is keeping the outside air out and inside gasses in. How is that any different than a cork/stopper/cap? You actually have less protection with an airlock than a true stopper, the airlock can dry and then oxygen can get in. Cork it, and in this case you don't want a lot of set face area since there will not be any CO2 to protect the mead.
Got it, thanks my man.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #427
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how do you guys cork your meads
I use a Floor Corking Machine.

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/floor...g-machine.html


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Black-briar, Nord mead!!!! Skyrim rules. I have been trying to purchase Black-Briar Meadery in Riften. They use the ' heat ' method to make their mead. I walked through the meadery. I wish I could open something like that in real life!!!

( I know this is off topic of mead photos ) =)
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Got it, thanks my man.
I have found that fermentation may have completed, but the mead may need extra time to "de-gas" which is really just venting. I always keep an airlock on and occasionally 2-4 months, replace/clean the airlock.
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Hey guys,

Whis is my first post after reading this forum for a while! In the beginning of this year start to really study about Mead and decided making some and guess what? I´m complete passionated for it! I´ve drank mead before but making is awesome! So as I owe a lot for you guys cause of the tips I got here, I´m sending some pics of my first tests!

Orange honey Mead
JAOM - simple but amazing! Seond batch is on the way!
The labels of my Bouchet Mead:
Dessert Show Mead
Blackberry Melomel

That´s it!
Gorgeous, nicely done and welcome to HBT.
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