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Old 09-12-2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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Default Quick question from a mead newb

Does mead run into the same oxygen permeation issues in fermenting vessels that beer does?


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Old 09-12-2008, 12:38 AM   #2
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Absolutely- maybe worse, because the fermentation can go very slowly at the end, and it ages for well, ages. It's important to have a glass carboy, (maybe a BB, but I'm not sure) and almost no headspace, when it goes into secondary.


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I figured it would probably be an issue, thanks!
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Glass is best...

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