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Old 08-03-2012, 05:02 AM   #11
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I think I have some bad news

I went ahead and racked my mead but when I tried to push the airlock into the stopper, the stopper got pushed inside the carboy. I tried to get it out with a chopstick but failed and ended up stirring up the mead and I think exposing it to a lot of oxygen.

I then cleaned the pail it was originally in and re-racked it from the carboy back to the pail and messed up the siphoning so I poured the last inch of mead, which I think is a bad thing?

How screwed am I?

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Old 08-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #12
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I would add 1 camden tablet per gallon and get it back in the carboy and topped up to have no head space. That should stop any further oxidation happening.
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