OK. I know its a mead question but this could just as easily refer to a beer as well. I have 5 gallons of mead going and it started with an og of 1.85. That means it could get up to about 11 or 12 abv. That's fine as half of this I plan on bottling strait up in 750 ml bottles. But .. The other half I would like to prime with a bit more honey and bottle on large beer bottles so it has some effervescent. The only problem is that's way to strong to be drank like a beer. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cut the other 2.5 gallons abv to 6? (can I just add water before bottling?) Thanks everyone. I look forward to hearing what you all think.