Originally Posted by commonsenseman
Do not bottle it until it's completely done fermenting or you will have bottle bombs! Also, bubbling is not a sign of fermentation, it's just a sign that c02 is being released. Use your hydrometer to tell when it's done fermenting.
Check it with a hydrometer in a few weeks, then transfer it to a secondary container, top up with water/honey/mead & leave it for as long as you can stand it. Bottle when clear.
Top man for saying that.
I'm starting to get really bored with advising the same thing.
It's almost as if some new meadmakers read a recipe, and as they don't know exactly what a hydrometer is, think that they don't need one..........
Until they hit problems and learn that it's a necessary piece of kit.......
p.s. Oh and I also get tired telling people to use the search facility, and yet they say they have, but it's obviously not the case.... ah well, nothing is perfect is it.....