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Old 02-09-2013, 01:58 AM   #1
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Default Sparkling mead CO2 volume

Hi,

I will bottle a mead in two days. It is very dry and white wine like (0.098 when transferred to secondary after 2 months) I would like to make it as a sparkling wine/Champagne. I can't find the information on the web about how much Co2 volume I should aim for in this situation.

Do you know what range or carbonation sparkling wine and champagne normally have?

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Old 02-09-2013, 03:24 PM   #2
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Sparkling wine and champagne do not necessarily contain the same amount of Co2. I've had sparkling wine that has had a very low volume, especially sparkling reds. Champagne has pretty high pressure, probably about 5-6 volumes.

Personally I don't enjoy drinking something as gassy as champange and I would probably go for about 2.5 volums in my mead.

All information in the post is basically made up and may be completely inaccurate.

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Old 02-11-2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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Thanks. I went with 5 volumes. I wanted really fizzy for his one.

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