Originally Posted by icedmetal
No need to cover your mead if you block all sources of UV from reaching them... blackout curtains for the win.
Yep. Mine are in a dark closet, no need to cover them. But you want to know my sign of being less of a brewing noob?
Usually it goes like this: We're bottling tomorrow, need to wash bottles today, what a pain. This week we've FINALLY just put bottles in a vat of PBW so the next day we can simply swish them out in some hot water and put them on the bottle tree to dry. Then they'll go upside-down in their box until bottling day, et voila
! If you do this every day eventually you'll take the bite out of bottling, which, to me, anyway, is actually quite enjoyable--if you don't have to remove labels from the bottles at the same time.
Trying to use that ol' frontal lobe to do some planning ahead for a change.
We have a huge family reunion over Memorial Day weekend every year, and we're trying to make some beer to bring--we've made 3 batches so far, and have at least one more to go. Fun! Don't forget that if you're in Central California that weekend, you're welcome to join us for 3 days of food, drink, and lies told around the BBQ pit.