is aging in a better bottle ok? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Mead Forum > is aging in a better bottle ok?

Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2010, 03:27 AM   #1
Sep 2010
ohio, Athens, Ohio
Posts: 44

Hi all. Im new to mead, planning on doing my first batch in a couple of weeks. I found a recipe that looks good, but it says to age in a secondary for about a month and a half. This is probably a stupid question, but is it ok to age something in a better bottle? I assume yes, but i know that better bottles are slightly porous.

also, what is a good place to get enough honey for a 5g batch lol

Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 04:35 AM   #2
Sep 2007
Posts: 2,553
Liked 24 Times on 23 Posts

I prefer to age in glass, simply because of the porosity issue. For that amount of time, you should be ok in a better bottle, but I haven't tried it to verify. I only have glass.

As for your honey question, try your lhbs.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 04:47 AM   #3
Jun 2010
Posts: 214
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

I've been ordering my honey from this website

Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 07:02 PM   #4
biochemedic's Avatar
Jun 2010
Carnegie, PA
Posts: 2,206
Liked 246 Times on 185 Posts

Originally Posted by Fritobandito View Post
I've been ordering my honey from this website
Neat website...they have some really good prices, but I wonder about the shipping... I'll have to keep this place in mind for when I next visit NJ...perhaps I'll try and pick up some honey in person!

In regards to the OP's question...I have to say the same as avid...I only use glass for bulk aging...
Packaged: Fruitcake Old Ale
Primary: 15 Min Pale Ale (Waimea hops), Unoriginal clone (hoppy session mead)
Secondary: Why do I keep this line here...?
Bulk Aging: Simple Cyser '15, Cocobochet, Wild Cider (2014 & 2015)
Planned: So many ideas, not enough time to brew them....

Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 11:30 PM   #5
Jan 2010
Posts: 1,034
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts

You can age meads/wines in a better bottle without concern. I've kept things in them for well over 1 year with no signs of oxidation.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 06:33 PM   #6
Aug 2008
Posts: 1,419
Liked 105 Times on 85 Posts

I've also kept a mead in a BB for over a year and did not see any oxidation.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bulk aging vs bottle aging rowingbrewer Mead Forum 3 06-30-2010 08:54 PM
Aging DuffmanAK Mead Forum 3 03-28-2009 05:19 AM
Bulk aging vs bottle aging bubbachunk Mead Forum 6 02-12-2009 06:42 PM
Mead aging dinich Mead Forum 2 11-19-2008 03:41 AM
Better-Bottle for long term mead aging? Liquisky Mead Forum 5 07-18-2008 08:00 PM

Forum Jump