So I procured some clear glass marbles(for free), perfect size, and decided to use them in one of my batches. I put them in a 3 liter wine jug I had racked into from a one gallon carboy primary fermenter because I ended up with excess head space due to loss from lees and fruit. The jug was only about 75-80% full. I put the marbles into a muslin hop bag(shaped more like a sock/stocking) and it took ALOT of marbles to fill that excess head space! I now have a good 3-4" layer of marbles in the jug. My concern is about racking when I'm ready to bottle, I sure hope I haven't sacrificed that much mead to the marbles. Because I started thinking, how difficult it might be to get the racking auto-siphon I use, or a plain curved racking cane for that matter, down into those marbles so I don't lose so much.
Please tell me I won't have to waste that much must when it's time to rack again!