So I got 5 gallons of mead going right now and I'm planning on separating it into 5 single gallon jugs.
Jug 1 - I will had raspberries (not sure how many for a gallon in secondary)
Jug 2 - I will make sure some of the yeast goes in here to make a sparkling mead ( never had success making mead sparkle, hint why I will make sure there is more yeast in this one.)
Jug 3 - letting this one become clear and just going to bottle.
Jug 4 - this one I will hide in the closet for long aging.
Jug 5 - just like jug 3 except I will back sweeten with honey.
My meads come out "hot" because I'm in Texas and haven't had a fermentation chamber until recently, but this time isn't any different, it broke the first night.
I used the sweet mead yeast from white labs, 15 lbs of cranberry honey, bag of raisins, 5 oranges some yeast nutrient. Fermenting now for a week at 78-81 degrees Fahrenheit. The yeast is suppose to have 70-75, but its going strong. My hydrometer broke so no OG