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Old 03-08-2009, 08:22 PM   #21
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Started my first batch of mead about 2 weeks ago. 1 gallon of JAOM. It's bubbling about 1 every 3-4 seconds and it's still very cloudy. But I still have a ways to go yet. Fruit still floating and looking fresh.

 
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:45 PM   #22
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Obviously you haven't been drinking enough.
You have a good point.

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Old 05-01-2009, 12:59 AM   #23
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Just need some reassurance... my JAOM met it's two month birthday 5 days ago. It's still in the fermenter. The fruit has dropped, all but one or two raisins. It's started to clear but still looks cloudy. I can't read any text through the 1 gallon bottle. And it definitely does not look like this:

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Is it ok to bottle? Should I wait until it completely clears? Will it clear if the fruit already dropped? I know patience is key, but I'm getting impatient about it. Actually, I've been impatient for 2 months and 5 days.

Any advice? Thanks!

 
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:49 PM   #24
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Wait, that is my advice. I hate to ruin a good mead I put months into by destroying its aesthetic value with sediment in the bottle. I say wait until it is just as clear as solstice's an think about bottling then.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:22 PM   #25
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Wait, that is my advice. I hate to ruin a good mead I put months into by destroying its aesthetic value with sediment in the bottle. I say wait until it is just as clear as solstice's an think about bottling then.
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The fruit will drop, then refloat, then drop again, ad nauseam. It's just CO2 outgassing. When it's crystal clear, bottle.

Relax, if it's started to clear then it'll be done sooner than you think.

 
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:31 AM   #26
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I am about 20 more days from bottling. No mold yet but sure smells yummy.
Wrong as wrong, it's full to the brim with mold and that's what's keeping the fruit from spoiling. Well, sort of. It's nice and infected, but with the good kind of mold, the established colonies of which probably are keeping any other nasty bugs from establishing a foothold.

Mine turns 2 months in a few weeks here and it's still cloudy as a Seattle summer, all the fruit is floating and I have a yeast cake the size of prime-cut porterhouse.

 
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Old 05-03-2009, 06:39 PM   #27
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Wrong as wrong, it's full to the brim with mold and that's what's keeping the fruit from spoiling.
Huh?...........
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:29 PM   #28
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Huh?...........
You've got an S. cerevisiae infection

 
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Old 05-04-2009, 01:59 AM   #29
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Sorry brain fart, I was thinking umm fungi yes mold no. Oh wait, idiot haha. Four hours of sleep, 11 hours of work = sloooooooow
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:26 AM   #30
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I think something in my brain just popped... But I think I'll follow this advice.
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^+1

The fruit will drop, then refloat, then drop again, ad nauseam. It's just CO2 outgassing. When it's crystal clear, bottle.

Relax, if it's started to clear then it'll be done sooner than you think.
I had some moments of panic, but I'm alright now. I'll wait till it's crystal and then bottle. Thanks for the reassurance!

 
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