I stepped it up to a 6.5 gal batch-
15# whole frozen strawberries
waiting overnight for the campden to work and the must to warm up a bit.
the problem is, the must is almost right to the top of my bucket, and I'm afraid that fermentation will send it over the top. I noticed comments about laying a towel over the top of it for the first couple of days- Is it okay if the towel touches the top of the must? otherwise, I'm not sure how I will cover this batch.
Primary: Fall Cider
Secondary/Clearing: First Mead, Orange Peel Mead, Group Strawberry Mead
Drinking: Honey Brown Ale, Black IPA, Bourbon Barrel Porter, Irish Blonde, Graff