rack mead after one day??

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rack mead after one day??

Post: #266481 safronsue
Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:12 am

a quick morning mead question for someone....my first go at mead. yesterday there was lots of frothing, all up the shoulders of the demi john and filling up the neck. this morning the airlockis still blipping every one or two seconds but there is no frothing. the frothing has left crud on the neck and i'm wondering if this is bad and will cause mould. should i rack to get rid of this gunk?

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Re: rack mead after one day??

Post: #266489 Green Aura
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:51 am

Assuming everything was suitably clean before you started I wouldn't touch it until it's ready to rack. There's no air getting in so it should be fine.
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Re: rack mead after one day??

Post: #266490 safronsue
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:24 am

ahh ok. the recipe i am following says to rack when fermentation has stopped. as a rough guide is that going to be a week or a month?

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Re: rack mead after one day??

Post: #266491 MKG
Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:52 pm

A quick wipe clean should do the trick. Mead's temperamental - I wouldn't disturb it at all if it's actively fermenting (which it obviously is), as it's likely to stick its tongue out at you and stop dead. And, being temperamental, it's likely it'll take a week. Or a month. Or two of either.

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