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Bottled up 5 gallons of spiced cyser mead and also bottled 2-12oz bottles of it for a competition.
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I have no idea, because I've never submitted any of mine, but, is just 2 12 oz bottles enough? I always thought they needed a couple of 750s for comps.
Again, I an not sure.
Two or 3 12 oz. capped beer bottles is the typical requirement, usually 2. I usually bottle 6 so I can enter more than 1 comp.
 

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Today had nutrients for two different meads in the morning and later on I racked and stabilizing about 8 different meads.
I had about 2.25 liters of whisky keeping a barrel moist with occasional rotating of the barrel. I racked it out and I got about 400ml with the barrel drinking up the rest. My Marshmallow meadowfoam mead went into that barrel.

Now it is the cleaning of the carboys. I love my SS Brewtech keg cleaner which doubles nicely as a carboy cleaner. For me, it is well worth the cost as it makes a tedious chore much easier and I can work on other items while it is going.

Also first time racking off a mead using Kieselson and Chitosan. I have to say it is amazing how quickly it works compared to Bentonite and Sparkolloid.
 
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Also first time racking off a mead using Kieselson and Chitosan. I have to say it is amazing how quickly it works compared to Bentonite and Sparkolloid.
Resist the temptation to rack too soon. You must let every drop of that stuff settle out else you get this really nasty medicinal taste. DAMHIK. Give it a week.
 

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Resist the temptation to rack too soon. You must let every drop of that stuff settle out else you get this really nasty medicinal taste. DAMHIK. Give it a week.
These were racked off all the stuff that settled out about3.5 days later into other carboys and not bottled. They will likely sit in the new carboys for several weeks as I really do not like bottling.

I did have two batches that went into kegs as they will eventually get carbonated; I'll wait a few weeks and then rack those out into another set of kegs in case I have anymore that settles out in the next few weeks.
 
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