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    Thoughts?

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

    but what are the pros and or cons

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    It can add more complexity to the mead.
    Also carbonation creates carbonic acid which can change the taste flavor as well.

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    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.

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    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.
    7 out of 4 people have a hard time using their hydrometer!

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    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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    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...

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