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Old 09-10-2010, 05:03 AM   #81
InYerMouth
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I did not....It tasted very strong initially....YOu have to figure back sweetening with the 1lb of buckwheat would of put it back pretty close to that gravity anyway....

I say let it sit....I am however def no mead expert....lol
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:07 AM   #82
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What are you bulk aging in?
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Old 09-26-2010, 01:06 PM   #83
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Glass carboy for me.

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:02 PM   #84
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I am aging in a better bottle. Since we're on the subject I have around 1/2" of air space below the neck. The air space does not even come half way to the side of the carboy. Is that OK?

 
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:42 PM   #85
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Ya ya sorry for the typo you try doing all your typing on a blackberry with 3hr sleep working midnights and see how it works out for you! Lmao. Are you guys just corking your carboys for long ageing or leaving the airlock in it?
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:44 PM   #86
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I have an airlock. I'm just make sure it hasn't tried out time to time.

 
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:47 PM   #87
InYerMouth
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I was using a keg...Just bottled to free the keg tho...
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:13 AM   #88
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Still trying to figure out if I have too much air in the "better bottle" with an "air lock for bulk aging" that may or may not be o.k. because it "tastes like rocket fuel."

 
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:56 AM   #89
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I have only made mead once so far but that is what it was like until it aged. I would think as long as the bottle is sealed good you should be fine
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:11 PM   #90
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I am aging in a better bottle. Since we're on the subject I have around 1/2" of air space below the neck. The air space does not even come half way to the side of the carboy. Is that OK?
That should be ok. Some people claim that better bottles are bad for bulk aging. I have been letting mine sit for 10 months in a glass carboy with an airlock. If it is hot then you might get a glass carboy and rack over to it. Plan on aging it for a year before you think about bottling. If you do rack it over to a glass carboy be sure to top the carboy off with water till you reach the neck.
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