View Full Version : To Carbonate or Not...

04-10-2017, 06:38 PM

I personally do not like my mead carbonated.......

but what are the pros and or cons???


04-10-2017, 08:04 PM
It can add more complexity to the mead.
Also carbonation creates carbonic acid which can change the taste flavor as well.

04-10-2017, 09:48 PM
my best choice for 'pro' would be experience and knowledge.

my worst 'con' is that lack of knowledge and experience could leave me making glass grenades.

04-10-2017, 10:58 PM
You really need to plan a mead from the beginning if you want to carbonate it. If you just take any old mead and carbonate it, it's probably not going to taste that good carbonated.

04-11-2017, 07:09 AM
I carb my meads, but as earlier mentioned, you need to have that in mind when designing your flavor profile in the must.

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04-13-2017, 09:37 AM
The con might be that unless you can force carbonate the mead will need to be dry, so as Squatchy suggests, planning is critical. A mead that would be better with some residual sweetness may suffer if carbonated...