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    I may have overfilled it a bit

    Cider
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    I may have overfilled it a bit

    No question about whether or not I have active fermentation! :p:cool:
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    I may have overfilled it a bit

    Oh this was AFTER the first airlock blew its top all over me lol. I drained off a bit and replaced the airlock with a sanitized one.
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    I may have overfilled it a bit

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    Mead beginner

    I now have several 1 gallon batches going and my first 6 gallon batch almost ready for bottling (best yet! - tastes fantastic right out of the fermenter!)
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    Fermenter spigot malfunction

    Thanks for the suggestion. I just ordered one
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    Fermenter spigot malfunction

    Wine thief? Never heard of it. I'll Google it
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    Fermenter spigot malfunction

    I took it apart and redid the gasket seals then left it sitting with water in it all morning. No more leaks. Problem is, it wasn't leaking before either until I touched the spigot to take a sample. I won't be buying any more of these. I'll use a siphon to take samples from now on.
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    Mead beginner

    Welcome to the obsession lol
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    Fermenter spigot malfunction

    Have a 6 gallon batch of mead that I racked into a new vessel onto campden tabs and potassium sorbate. Fancied a sample this evening and took a glass from the spigot in the fermenting bucket only to discover a major leak. Had to scramble and quickly sanitize another bucket. After emptying I saw...
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    Mead beginner

    With the success I had this Fall making my own hard cider I've started making mead as well. So far I have bottled my first batch of plain mead as well as a gallon of cyser (cider mead), have a batch of raspberry mead (melomel) that is complete but needs to clarify. And yesterday started a new...
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    Using old glass bottles??

    Antique bottles scrubbed and sanitized. Filled with one step and capped to test. Have a batch of cider almost ready. These will make great gifts.
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    Broke my last airlock and had to get creative

    I will be too from now on. Lesson learned.
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    Broke my last airlock and had to get creative

    My days of carrying those are long gone lol
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    Broke my last airlock and had to get creative

    He has two lol he drew the line at cutting it. Water in the loops. I figured it would work like a S style airlock. Only temporary until my Amazon order comes.
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    Using old glass bottles??

    Thanks, they ARE pretty solid. I looked at a green one and bottle maker's mark indicates it was from 1949! I won't put anything carbonated in them. Mostly just mead and cider.
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    Using old glass bottles??

    I have access to a lot of very old bottles like this one. I have brown and green. Would a capper work on this? Is it even recommended? I would of course thoroughly clean and sterilize them. (edit) So after I posted this I did a bit of research. This bottle was likely made in 1942! I have a...
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    Cider noob here...

    Yup, will do!
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