Cut 'em up, put them in a blender. Yes, there's pulp, but they come out of the carboy with a rinse... and there's lots of surface for the yeast to feed on.Oh yeah im for sure getting a hydrometer. Most of the glass carboys ive seen, I look at and just think "how am I going to get the oranges out after?"
Welcome Dragonheart!Hey all, I am new here and have been reading and lurking for a little bit now. I havent actually started to make any mead yet. Ive been thinking about it for about a year now and reading up on it. My question though is, I want to use glass carboy jugs, but how difficult is it to put other indigents into them? They have such a narrow opening it seems like it would be a pain to put any sort of fruit or anything else into them and get them out. I seen some people say use a plastic carboy for fermentation then switch it over to the glass and others say not to. Just looking for some suggests. I want to start out with the Joe's Ancient orange in a 1 gallon glass jug which I can get around here for about 4 bucks, but getting the orange into and out, seems like it would be a pain.
Also if this has been answered elsewhere, sorry. Tried to do a search with "Glass vs plastic" and came up with like 10 pages of results including anything with those words. Thanks