View Full Version : bottle bombs with JOAM?

08-14-2016, 07:24 PM
how likely is that? i should have asked before i guess but what are the risks? i just bottled my first and yes i racked it to a secondary and used potassium sorbate because the guy at the local brew store strongly cautioned me. was this a huge mistake?

what is the risk if i just bottle after the 2 months? i like to share my homemade adventures like home preserves etc. but dont want to have anyone hurt if i do.


08-15-2016, 03:32 PM
It won't hurt but it's not necessary with a traditional JAOM. The bread yeast gives up and just won't go any more, so if the mead was clear when you bottled it there's no real risk of continued fermentation. And the sorbate kinda makes sure of that.

08-15-2016, 07:37 PM
thanks. i used bread yeast but it seemed to start bubbling when i put it in the secondary i guess the fermentation started again? and i had the sorbet in there. kinda surprised me. next one i do i'll keep to the recipe and the time lines, hopefully i'll get something to sip on over Christmas.