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Old 09-23-2009, 04:35 PM   #1
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I am trying to figure the best way to bottle my still mead.

I cannot see myself ever drinking more than a glass at a time, so I would like to put it into as small of bottles as possible.

I also may want it to age for a year +, so I am thinking corks.

Suggestions on my best option please?



 
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:46 PM   #2
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I am trying to figure the best way to bottle my still mead.

I cannot see myself ever drinking more than a glass at a time, so I would like to put it into as small of bottles as possible.

I also may want it to age for a year +, so I am thinking corks.

Suggestions on my best option please?
375 ml wine bottles and corks are probably the best way to go. That small sized bottle will hold 2 to 3 glasses (depending on how you pour), and mead can survive some time uncorked, in a fridge, so 2 to 3 glasses per open bottle sounds about right for you.

But it is a real pain to have to cork so many small bottles to begin with....



 
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:48 PM   #3
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you can just use bottle caps and buy the wine wax and pour wine over the top to make them look purty
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #4
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Really, bottle caps are the way to go. Much of the wine industry is migrating from corks. One vintner I know said they've gone from 4-5% storage losses to zero using caps.

Had some mead last year that had been bottled and capped in 1995. Excellent.
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Ditto, you'd think caps would be better seeing as how they can't dry out. I would prefer bottling Mead in 8oz bottles if I could find them. I think that'd be the perfect size. I've only evener made one gallon though. I wouldn't want to bottle 5+G in 8oz bottles.
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Old 09-24-2009, 12:36 AM   #6
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See, you think you could never have more than a glass at a time, but before you know it, you've drank a quart of Jaom.

Caps are definitely the way to go though.

 
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:34 PM   #7
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Caps it is. Thanks.

 
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:36 PM   #8
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Flip tops are another great option.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:50 PM   #9
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Ditto, you'd think caps would be better seeing as how they can't dry out. I would prefer bottling Mead in 8oz bottles if I could find them. I think that'd be the perfect size. I've only evener made one gallon though. I wouldn't want to bottle 5+G in 8oz bottles.
My local grocery store has 6-pack Corona in 8oz bottles. I've been thinking of picking some up for the bottles (I can suffer through the Corona).

And I've seen 8-pack Hieneken in 8oz bottles recently.
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Is there a wine bottle cork that will fit in a 12 oz crown beer bottle?


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