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Old 10-08-2008, 01:15 AM   #1
Jul 2008
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Can anyone tell me what temperature I should be aging my mead at? If possible I would like to get it out of the cool room it's in and put it in the back of the house where it's a bit hotter. What's the optimal temperature? Also... what would happen if I were to age it in the fridge? Thanks
Primary: Dry Irish Stout, Joe's Ancient Orange Mead
Secondary: Holiday spiced apple cider
Bottled: Irish Red Ale

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Old 10-09-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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Mead should be aged just like wine or beer. Cellar temps is ideal, but room tempurature is OK as well.
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Old 10-09-2008, 02:24 PM   #3

If you want optimal temperatures for wine or mead, I'd say 55F but there are few of us who can maintain those conditions for the quantities we accumulate in this hobby. I think it's more important that you avoid wide, or rapid, temperature swings. I keep mine in an unheated and uncooled room off my basement and the temps range from 66F in the winter to 73F in the summer.

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