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Old 07-06-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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Last week(8 days ago), I transferred a mead to 2 secondary glass carboys. I had to use 2 carboys, a 5 gallon and 3 gallon, due to adding 18 lbs of strawberries and 4 pounds of bananas.

There is about 6 inches of headspace in each carboy. The fruit on the top of the mead is turning a light brown color, which I would expect. My question is do I have to worry about the fruit rotting on the top of the mead or is it ok due to the high alcohol percentage?

 
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:25 PM   #2
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You can do what they call "punching the cap down" - which basically means to push the fruit back down into the liquid.

Also, 6 inches of head room in the secondary is a little high. Top off if you can.

 
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