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Bottling mead in whiskey bottles? Down sides?


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#1 EWW

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Posted 01 December 2022 - 07:45 PM

Topic pretty much says it all.

Thinking about starting a batch of mead and would like to bottle it in 1.75L corked whiskey bottles to save on cleaning, etc.

Any potential downsides of doing this?

#2 Gusso

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Posted 02 December 2022 - 09:41 AM

None that I see.

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Posted 02 December 2022 - 02:13 PM

You'll see the bottle and think you're about to get whisky but then it's mead?

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Posted 03 December 2022 - 08:35 PM

A square bottle won't hold much pressure. So long as you are 100% sure it's done fermenting then it's a non issue.

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Posted 04 December 2022 - 10:45 AM

The corks of say Pendleton aren't a #9 if I recall you may need bigger ones.



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Posted 19 December 2022 - 01:23 PM

I have relative who makes several barrels of wine or mead each year.  They just put it in 1.75 l screw tops when the time comes to bottle it.  They seem to age just fine in there. 




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