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03-08-2004, 04:12 AM
Ok I just started my first batch of mead and I went with ThirstyViking's advice and went with a cyser. I have a couple questions:

Am I suppose to put water in my airlock? I saw some instructions like this and had no idea. Right now there is nothing in my airlock. I didn't ruin the mead did I?

I used a gallon jug of apple juice for the cyser, but the thing is the jug is plastic. Would I be able to rack the mead into this when the time comes?

Later on when I decide to go larger, would I be able to use some of those large plastic water jugs? You know, the kind that the water guy delivers?

Thanks in advance!

03-08-2004, 05:30 AM
Yes, you want to put water in the airlock as it gives an airtight seal while letting the CO2 out at the same time.

I wouldn't use plastic. Go with glass if you can. Plastic has a thing about hanging onto bacteria really well.

03-08-2004, 05:58 AM
Oh ok. I'll go ahead and do that as soon as I get home! I hope I didn't ruin it though... :o

03-08-2004, 08:33 AM
I use my sanitizing solution in the airlock to kill any little beasties!