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Old 02-18-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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I want to brew 2.5 gallons of mead, since 5 gallons is a lot more than what I would need. Is using a 5 gallon glass jar ok? Or could this have negative affects on the mead?



 
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:04 PM   #2
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For a primary fermentation that's fine. The headspace is of no consequence and you certainly won't have to worry about a Mead Eruption Accident (MEA). After fermentation is complete, you'll want to transfer it to a container without all that airspace during aging.

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
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I am doing this right now. I have 3 gallons fermenting in a corny keg, and it is great.

 
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