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Old 07-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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I am working on my first batch of mead (a simple one: 4 lb honey, 1.5 gal water, raisins and yeast). I plan to rack into a 1 gal glass jug after 2 weeks. At this point should I keep the airlock on or just plug it up? Thanks...

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Old 07-03-2012, 01:57 PM   #2
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Yes, airlock it.

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I wouldn't rack until ferment stops.........but yes always leave it airlocked until it goes in a bottle
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Use your hydrometer to make sure primary fermentation is done, but yes definitely airlock it in secondary, there may still be some viables yeasties floating around that wake up during the transfer so it could still give off fresh CO2 plus it'll off gass some more just from releasing some of the already disolved CO2 that is still hiding in there.
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