Mar 17, 2013 at 08:38PM EDT
I use whatever glassware I happen to have on me at the moment; I started out just using glass jars, and I still use them for small quantities of mead. I’ve moved up a little, though. I bought some apple juice that came in a 3qt. glass jug, and that’s what I’m using now. I sanitized everything at first just running it through the dishwasher, but a buddy of mine let me have some of his sanitizer. I try to make sure everything is as clean as I can make it, given my resources. As far as CO2 vents go, I use one of two vents; I either smack a coffee filter over the mouth of a jar, or, more respectably, I use a three piece airlock, which looks like this: It lets the CO2 out and anything that tries to go back into the capped container runs into a mix of sanitized water and iodine.
I kinda want to try making a sparkling mead, but that’s a whole different animal, and I’m ready to do so yet. Do you know if there’s a homebrew store near you? I don’t know what kind of laws ya’ll have up there on homebrewing.
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