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Old 10-11-2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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I made a blackberry peach mead using done honey from my mother's own bees. I forgot to measure the OG, but I don't really care about the alcohol %. FG is now at 0.998 after 2 weeks in primary with 2 rounds of de-gassing/nutrient additions. Am I better to cold crash first, or rack into my bottling bucket straight away to bottle and age for months to come?

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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I would bulk age in a carboy in a nice cool place for at least a couple months before bottling.

 
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Should I leave it as is on top of all the fruit and yeast, or rack it off into a new carboy?

 
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:09 AM   #4
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as long as the gravity reading is no longer changing, and you are happy with the flavor.....I'd rack it to a new, clean carboy, not a bucket. Keep an airlock full of 151, or everclear, and forget about it for 2 to 6 months. Longer if you can stand it.

 
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