Well ladies and gents. I was waiting for a 3 gallon carboy to come in this week. It was planned to rack my lime mead from the 6 gallon carboy (primary) this weekend. My LHBS has decent prices on them and no shipping since its local. My carboy broke in transit.
So in my grief I ordered another one
to accompany the broken carboy. I will have two of them next Friday hopefully.
In the meantime, I had to rack the mead and get it into 1 gallon jugs. I had prepped 3 one gallon jugs and a 1/2 gallon jug (better to have more than needed). I racked everything smoothly and placed them under airlock. I did not have enough to justify cleaning a 750 ml bottle after topping up the carbabies, I only had a double glass worth of mead left. I brought it out to SWMBO to taste and almost didn't get it back. Right now its cloudy as all get out but mighty delicious. I didn't take a specific gravity, but will when I recombine them.
I would highly recommend making this one if you enjoy a good mead.