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r-ice
04-06-2013, 05:23 PM
Well I made this mead last september I believe and left it in the top kitchen cabinet and forgot about it, its still in the bottle but the water has dried in the bung lock. Is it still safe to consume? or should I toss it???

Riverat
04-06-2013, 05:37 PM
Well, what does it smell like? If not bad, then give it a taste. Generaly the nose knows!

r-ice
04-06-2013, 06:10 PM
Well, what does it smell like? If not bad, then give it a taste. Generaly the nose knows!

Problem is I don't know what Joam is supposed to smell like, I will try that later tonight

Riverat
04-06-2013, 06:33 PM
Well it should smell a bit spicy but unless it smells like rancid vinigar or something gone bad it may be OK, JAOM's are suprisingly resistant to oxidation. if it doesn't smell like you should bury it I'd taste a thinble full.

Vandall
04-07-2013, 08:54 AM
My wife happened to walk by as I was reading this post and questioned what kind of website I was looking at after reading the title. :mad: It could have a completely different meaning elsewhere. She was OK with it after I explained the whole bung thing.

kudapucat
04-07-2013, 10:17 AM
My wife happened to walk by as I was reading this post and questioned what kind of website I was looking at after reading the title. :mad: It could have a completely different meaning elsewhere. She was OK with it after I explained the whole bung thing.

I first read it as "dried out dung"
I was thinking "that's a pretty out there JAOv!!"

Chevette Girl
04-07-2013, 11:18 AM
Presuming you don't see floating mold colonies or creepy floaties, give it a sniff, if ithat doesn't put you off, have a taste. I don't think there's anything dangerous to you that could be in there that you wouldn't notice visually or by aroma.

JAO's really ARE resistant to oxidation, the only problems I've ever had with them from dried out airlocks was a fruit fly infestation.

r-ice
04-07-2013, 03:51 PM
Okay results are in, smelt spicy but awful taste. Was in there for like 8 months. Very alcohally taste. Pour it out. Ill have to try again.

Kelvin
04-13-2013, 11:36 PM
wish I could forget about my brews and meads like that. I'm always too anxious. Hell, I have a barleywine aging that I'd already "tested" about 6 bottles of after only about a month.... I'm bad : (

Just a note.. the tests were not good but I drank it anyway : )