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Old 05-15-2009, 06:13 AM   #1
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Default What vessel do you age in??

I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere, but if not...

What do you age your mead in? currently my first mead is in a glass carboy, but as it is ready to be racked for the second time I plan on puttin it into a corny keg since i have an extra.

What do you use to age your mead?

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:15 AM   #2
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I either use 750ml wine bottles or plain 'ol beer bottles. This allows me to open one up every now and then to taste the progress.

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at what point do you put the mead into the bottle?

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I use good ol' glass carboys. It's amazing what 8-10 months does for the clarity of a wine or mead.

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+ 1 on bulk aging in glass carbouys. I let 'em age a year (or two) in the carbouy, depending on what it is, and then bottle. Regards, GF.

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at what point do you put the mead into the bottle?
I bottle once gravity is reached, but that's just me cause I'm silly.
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So the consensus is in the carboy. I can see the benefit of being able to see your mead.

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I do mine in mini brew conicals.. age for 2 months in them, then rack off in carboys so i have room to make more mead.. I then bottle from the carboys depending on clarity. I wait till it's crystal clear .. usually only takes 4 months till bottle.. i got 34 gallons going at the moment..

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I do mine in mini brew conicals.. age for 2 months in them, then rack off in carboys so i have room to make more mead.. I then bottle from the carboys depending on clarity. I wait till it's crystal clear .. usually only takes 4 months till bottle.. i got 34 gallons going at the moment..
So, is that six months total from when you start the mead until you bottle?

I'll be doing a small, three gallon, batch of mead just for fun and was going to secondary in several one gallon glass cider jugs that I recently emptied. I tend to use my plastic bucket to ferment, but am going to go with glass for the mead since it's going to be a long term project.
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I only make gallon batches, so it stays in glass.

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