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Old 06-01-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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I'd like to try making my first mead soon, but don't know whether to ferment in a 6.5 or 5 gallon carboy for the primary. Is there krausen and blowoff concerns like there is for beer? Thanks so much!

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Use the 6.5 for primary and the 5 for secondary after bubbling drops to once every 30 seconds or so. Krausening is not as big an issue, though there is some. Oxygenation is not really a factor in the primary, so the 6.5 is fine. Why risk wasted mead?

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Yoda guy pretty much summed it all up. And managed to use the word "Krausening ".
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