Inspired by Ron's post here, I'm wondering how necessary it is to top off a carboy of wine that is aging. I have 5 containers of mead/wine right now and they all have headspace. Not a ton but they ...
Some my wine/meads have been a bit bubbly after bottling. I'm thinking the problem is I have not be degassing. If I use a drill whip, how do I ensure I will not bruise or aerate the brew?
I have a mead that has been sitting bottled in a cool underground closet for about a year, and the corks appear to have some mold growing on the outside. Apparently the closet is a bit more moist ...
I want the answers to be geared towards meads/wines if possible. There seems to be so many things to measure. Which are the ones that really matter? I've started spending a lot of time taking all ...
How does one typically blend their meads & wines? Do I need to worry about layering because of different S.G. levels or ABV levels?
So what do you use for bottling? I'm really starting to look into stainless steel bottles. There are companies that make them (with customized artwork, no less) for conference shwag but you could ...
I think that campden tablets lend an odor to my mead that requires my letting the wine breathe for a while. I get headaches from this too. Assuming I'm right about this, would pasteurization of the ...
What are some good online sources for recipes? Please specify the type of recipes the site has (extract, all-grain, mead, cider, etc.).
After reading this post, I was wondering why have I heard of people degassing wine, but never beer? Does one also need to degas mead?