My 5.5 gallon batch is all but done fermenting I believe. The SG is down to 1.04. It is very sweet which is fine with me. I am thinking of spicing part of the batch with cinnamon and cloves. My question is does mead age properly in an airtight container? I have some 1 gallon jugs with stoppers and had planned on using them to age in. Will this be effective? Or do I have to use corks to allow some oxygen??? (breathing). Also what additions of cinnamon and cloves would you guys recomend if I'm aging in 1 gallon jugs? I was thinking 1 whole clove per gallon and 1 cinnamon stick. Any advice is appreciated.