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Old 03-01-2010, 04:02 PM   #11
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Tonight I will take another picture. The one I have shown does not give enough indication how to clear it is since it was taken in a darker room with nothing but a white wall behind it. I should to the news paper trick summer mentioned for the photo too.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:59 PM   #12
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In any case - it seems like 3 months (plus a few days) is (IMHO) way early to be bottling a mead. Even if it's clear, there is a theory that bulk aging is preferred to bottle aging. I've never worried about clarity, nor have I really had the chance to see what works better (bottle vs bulk aging), but I've never even thought bottling anything until it's been at least 6 months old, and even then I think it might still be early.

I don't bottle until it tastes ready to drink, which is usually in the 6-12 month timeframe, although I've seen people aging 1-2 years in carboys.
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