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paulh
09-29-2008, 12:54 AM
I just racked my multi berry mel http://www.gotmead.com/smf/index.php?topic=7227.0 out of primary after about 5 weeks. At three weeks I warmed it to ~70 to finish up, then dropped it back to 64 to settle the yeast out.

The first 4 gallons were awesomely clear for such a young mead, but I had to suck up some sludge to top off the CB. Not a big deal, as I know this will settle out soon enough; but, it did make me wonder how long I could have let this sit to let the crud settle out, and be able to rack off a fairly clear 6 gallons of mead without running into problems without too long a primary.

It's hard to see how it's clarifying in a bucket, so the first racking was a guess. How long have you waited?

skunkboy
09-29-2008, 06:55 PM
You might not want to long term age your mead in a bucket, especially if it is plastic, as it will probably allow too much
oxygen to get inside.