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Old 10-31-2006, 06:55 PM   #21
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1) How do you siphon from these bottles? My auto-siphon doesn't fit, so I siphoned by mouth (gasp!). I know I'm not supposed to, but this is the first time I've ever not been able to use the auto-siphon so I was totally lost.
I just use my standard siphon tube filled with water... run the siphon till a little of the mead shows up and then put the end of the tubing in the other jar... works like a charm

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2) How do you take your SG readings? I'm assuming a sampling flask or something. I couldn't take an SG reading bc my hydrometer rested on the bottom of the jar.
While siphoning I transfer alittle into my hydrometer testing tube.

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3) so you're not going to rack into another secondary? You expect that it'll be clear enogh to bottle by New Years? I hope so, but we'll see.
I racked into a secondary about a month after fermentation started. I waited till I was at about 1 to 2 bpm before transferring.


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What's the latest with your mead batch that you started about the same time as I did? I went away for a little over a week and when I came back, I was a little disappointed with the lack of clarification that had occurred. Just wondering how yours is clearing and if there's anything I could be doing to speed it up.

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What's the latest with your mead batch that you started about the same time as I did? I went away for a little over a week and when I came back, I was a little disappointed with the lack of clarification that had occurred. Just wondering how yours is clearing and if there's anything I could be doing to speed it up.

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Sorry focus, must have missed this post. Didn't mean to ignore you.

It's been in secondary for about 2 1/2 months now, not sure when I will bottle it. I did taste it a few weeks ago and damn it was tasting good, the alcohol taste is mellowing out really well... just a slight taste. It's also clearing pretty well to, nice golden color.

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