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Andy’s Corner: Barrel Topping

Should I top my barrels regularly? The short answer is: No. Only top when you open the barrel, for instance when you sample or rack. But, but, but won’t the wine be ruined by the air in the headspace if I don’t top regularly? No, there is no oxygen in


Ask Dave – Making Mead

Hi Dave, I am in the process of making my first mead. I used honey and water to make a 23 Brix batch (adding only about a teaspone of Super Super Food). So far, after 2 1/2 days, the yeast has reduced the Brix by only 3; it's down to