Aged, really aged

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pkeeler

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Had a flood in our basement. While moving stuff around to get to all the puddles, I found a one gallon bottle of mead. This might be 12 years old, at least 5 years. Hard to tell since I never marked the bottle.

Tried it, was stale. I don't think the screw top held up. Pretty looking though, and smelled nice.
 

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when aging that long, you take some gamble by not using sulfites to stabilize the mead and prevent oxidation.
 

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I have a few bottles left from a batch made 9 years ago. I bottled in beer bottles with oxygen absorbing crowns, stored at basement temperature and did not use sulfites. I had one last night, it tasted great.
 
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