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Old 08-28-2012, 04:35 AM   #1
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Default JAOM, did I leave it too long?

Ok, long story short, I put a gallon carboy of JAOM mead in a closet and just let it and forgot about it for quite a while. I am going to say it is about 18 months in the carboy. I can't check it right now, I'll do it tomorrow, but should I be ok? I haven't filled the airlock since I put it in there, so that kind of worries me . I know meads are usually better the longer they age, but since I just did a simple version of it I didn't know if that was the same. I'm not going to just dump it right now, but where should I go from here? Just bottle, or does it need to go to secondary?
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:25 AM   #2
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rack it, make sure it's cleared (which it probably has), once cleared bottle. should taste great! i don't know if sitting on the fruit would do anything to it though.


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Old 08-29-2012, 02:41 AM   #3
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I had mine sitting for a year, on the fruit, everything, I thought it was screwed, but it was great! It's a hard thing to screw up...
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Good to know!
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Thanks guys! This was my first mead so I guess if its not great I won't know...
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So as long as its clear, I can just bottle it, right? Do you carbonate mead?
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You can carbonate mead, but typically dry meads, not sweet ones (unless you perform tricks that are way out of my league)
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I may need tricks but if they are beyond your skill then I am hopeless... I'm just gonna bottle uncarbed then.
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Ok, long story short, I put a gallon carboy of JAOM mead in a closet and just let it and forgot about it for quite a while. I am going to say it is about 18 months in the carboy. I can't check it right now, I'll do it tomorrow, but should I be ok? I haven't filled the airlock since I put it in there, so that kind of worries me . I know meads are usually better the longer they age, but since I just did a simple version of it I didn't know if that was the same. I'm not going to just dump it right now, but where should I go from here? Just bottle, or does it need to go to secondary?
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I'm going to play dummy. What is JAOM?
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:17 AM   #10
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@Mitche I believe this was the recipe I used, but it's been a hell of a long time ago...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/jaom-308849/


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