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  1. Default Transfer possible to fix mistakew??

    I have a 5 gallon batch of mead in a 7.5 gallon ferment pail. It has about 18# of honey and two packets of yeast plus nutrients. When I attempt to stir it as recommended but it foams up and overflows the top of the pail.

    We are on day four of the fermentation cycle.

    Can I transfer this batch to a larger pail without adverse consequences or will oxygen and/or other factors be an issue?

    Opinions? Advice??

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2015


    Yes. Oxygen isn't an issue with mead at this stage.
    Dave from New Haven County

  3. #3


    You're totally fine moving it over
    7 out of 4 people have a hard time using their hydrometer!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Brookline, NH


    It's called "splash racking"! :-)

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