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Offline foghaven

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meed corks blowing
« on: March 30, 2013, 04:57:26 pm »
I have made two five gallon batches of mead in the last two years.  Each batch has blown some corks, each batch was in the glass carboy for 9-12 months.  After I bottled them they were sitting upright for months without any problems but when I layed them on there sides they have blown corks.

Offline Vance G

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Re: meed corks blowing
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2013, 05:02:50 pm »
Be glad the corks are blowing and not the glass breaking!  You need to learn about sulfite and sorbate to stop the fermentation and then kill the yeast.  I bet you have some nice sparkling mead before they blow.   I suppose that when you lay the bottle on it's side you are stirring up a bit of yeast residue and it is finding enough sugar to produce the overabundance of C02 that blows the corks.  That is the only reason I can think of for what you are describing.  Hopefully the brewcat will give you the word.

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Re: meed corks blowing
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2013, 05:47:23 pm »
Hello Foghaven,
Perhaps you could post the question in this thread also and give it a fresh revival.:
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,12790.20.html