I can't make everything at once!
I am making a cider in 1 1G, and 'soggy cardboard' in the other 1G.
Now I also want to make strawberry wine, plum wine, so mead might have to wait.... I will have more strawberries after Xmas (I grow my own!) though.
maybe this is not the right place to ask, but I was looking at Yooper's links and was wondering about the correct way of doing the primary. The intructions say (after everything else) to cover & stir daily for 7 days. If I do this in a pail type setup, does that mean that I cover the pail with it's lid? or do I cover it with something else?
Yes, use a towel, and stir regularly. The wine will benefit from O2 during the first stage of fermentation. I do all my wines and meads in a bucket covered with a towel. Once I get the gravity where I want it, I rack to a secondary.