So, I think I should have waited just a smidge longer before racking the mead to the secondary fermenter. I noticed that the bubbling was fairly rapid right after racking (which is commonly not the case in my experience). It has not died down as of this morning – being more rapid by far than the strawberry melomel, with large bubbles rather than just the baby bubbles.
I wouldn’t exactly be so bothered about that if it hadn’t been for the air-lock full of mead I awoke to. Ugh. Whether it is the effervescence, or reverse pressure sucking the must back into the air-lock, an air-lock of must is something no fermenter wants to see.
I quickly moved to clean out the air-lock and re-attach. But I’ll be paying careful attention to it to make sure it doesn’t repeat today.