mead bubbling crazily

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mead bubbling crazily

Postby madmartigan81 » Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:33 pm

I decided to try a batch of mead a couple of weeks ago. I put it initially into a plastic bucket, and it bubbled for a few days. After a week, I transferred it to a carboy. The transfer didn't go very well. The siphon kept getting gunked up and sucked a lot of air. Anyway, now it's been in the carboy for about three weeks and the airlock has been bubbling very rapidly the whole time. Like once every two seconds. And it seems like it is carbonating- there are little bubbles going up the side of the carboy like a soda after you open it. I'm not sure if this is bad, but it doesn't show any signs of slowing down and I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience.
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Sometimes mead does that

Postby richanne » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:52 pm

We're had mead that also fermented for weeks after racking to the secondary. I wouldn't worry too much. It will run out of sugar eventually. I'm curious though, what was getting "gunked up" in your syphon exactly? Did you have fruit in the primary, and if so, did any fruit pieces make it into the secondary?
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Postby Vipe » Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:16 pm

I've made a few meads, and it's not uncommon to have the bubbling continue for several weeks. Mead takes a looooooooooong time to fully ferment.
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Postby Push Eject » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:39 am

Vipe wrote:Mead takes a looooooooooong time to fully ferment.


I do believe my wife left her last mead in fermentors for about a year...

WHO'S GOT THAT KIND OF PATIENCE?! :D
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Postby Vipe » Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:21 pm

Push Eject wrote:
Vipe wrote:Mead takes a looooooooooong time to fully ferment.


I do believe my wife left her last mead in fermentors for about a year...

WHO'S GOT THAT KIND OF PATIENCE?! :D

I just bottled a mead two weeks ago that I started in July 2003. 8)
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Postby Push Eject » Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:56 am

Vipe wrote:
Push Eject wrote:
Vipe wrote:Mead takes a looooooooooong time to fully ferment.

WHO'S GOT THAT KIND OF PATIENCE?! :D

I just bottled a mead two weeks ago that I started in July 2003. 8)

This is why I brew beer.
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