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veritas
05-31-2012, 08:48 PM
Im going to open my last bottle of mead tonight. A raspberry Mel with 4 years on it. I have 35 gallons of mead bulk ageing in different carboys and what not. A good amount of it ready to bottle. But this is it for whats bottled!

TheAlchemist
05-31-2012, 09:19 PM
Sounds like it's bottling time!

TAKeyser
05-31-2012, 09:24 PM
At least you have some stuff ready to bottle. A couple years ago I knew I would be moving so I was drinking my supply and not making anything new. The move kept getting delayed so I ran out of mead and am just now getting a supply once again. I hated running out!

veritas
05-31-2012, 10:22 PM
Bottling time indeed. Like most people I have a sharing problem that cuts into the stash. But then again half the fun is sharing the stuff with those who appreciate it!

Medsen Fey
06-02-2012, 02:50 PM
My production has been cut way, way down for the last 8 months since a job change. If something doesn't change, I'm headed for trouble (Fortunately I have some large batches aging, otherwise it would be a crisis!). I'm planning a braggot in the next few weeks so maybe that will help.

veritas
06-03-2012, 11:14 AM
Making waynebs braggot has been a good time its always nice to have something that progresses so fast. Braggot the instant gratification of meads.

TAKeyser
06-03-2012, 11:16 AM
I really need to get my Wheat Braggot into the bottles soon.

Chevette Girl
06-03-2012, 10:37 PM
Hydromels can be good and quick too...

veritas
06-07-2012, 11:42 AM
Bottled the braggot and a cranberry mel. Roughly 13 gallons in bottles. So looks like were back in business!

Echostatic
06-11-2012, 10:01 PM
Hydromels can be good and quick too...

Not if the lees bubble for months like mine... -.-

Chevette Girl
06-12-2012, 12:33 PM
Not if the lees bubble for months like mine... -.-

I've had about three in 140+ batches that just kept bubbling for no good reason...

Valhalla Mead
06-12-2012, 01:09 PM
At least you have some stuff ready to bottle. A couple years ago I knew I would be moving so I was drinking my supply and not making anything new. The move kept getting delayed so I ran out of mead and am just now getting a supply once again. I hated running out!

Where's all the mead gone!!!!!!!?????

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Riverat
06-12-2012, 07:52 PM
Well I'm just the opposite of my last bottle!
Started my first batch Feb 2011 and just bottled my it and the second batch, A vanilla infused wildflower (VVM) and a really big blueberry (Babe) both of which exceeded my expectations..So (not including some JAO's) I'm on my first bottle!
....Now to finish that wine rack...

Soyala_Amaya
06-12-2012, 10:03 PM
At least you have some stuff ready to bottle. A couple years ago I knew I would be moving so I was drinking my supply and not making anything new. The move kept getting delayed so I ran out of mead and am just now getting a supply once again. I hated running out!

Fortunately, this is why you get friends with basements who are addicted to what you make. I could probably take over several different people's homes if it kept the mead flowing at this point!

TAKeyser
06-12-2012, 10:11 PM
Fortunately, this is why you get friends with basements who are addicted to what you make. I could probably take over several different people's homes if it kept the mead flowing at this point!

That would have worked if I had been staying in the same area, but wasn't feasible in a cross-country move. This last time I moved was only 4 miles so I just packed the carboys in the car and drove carefully.

skunkboy
06-17-2012, 05:55 PM
Fortunately, this is why you get friends with basements who are addicted to what you make. I could probably take over several different people's homes if it kept the mead flowing at this point!

I'm guessing your evaporation rate would go way up, if you started to use other people's basements... :)