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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bottling the Sack Mead and then corking it.




Oh what fun we had. I lost the connecting tube for the bottler but cut some of my racking tube and used that. You've seen the pictures so I wont bore you with the details. Here's the porter bottling. And here is the dry mead bottling. You've seen one, you've seen them all. The new thing for this bottling was I used wine bottles and I used real honest to goodness cork. Here's me bottling.



And here is me corking like a fiend.





And we are DONE!! Look at that nicely corked bottle. I got a few muffin tops but I'll just hammer them in with a rubber mallet.



The essence of bottling, this time, is the corking. And this is my hand corker. I may need a Portuguese Floor Corker if I get into making mead, which is very possible. This sweet mead, with lovely flavor, came out to an impressive 9.51% alcohol content. It's a beautiful Sack Mead. I'm laying this one down for ages.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Sheri said...

Wow! What a remarkable job as ever. It always makes me wonder how to put the cork thing into the bottle. Now I know.Thanks for sharing... grins :D

February 1, 2012 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Mark by Chocolate said...

My pleasure. Isn't that a fun gadget? I'm making cider now. I'll post my article soon.

February 1, 2012 at 8:54 AM  

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