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Old 02-28-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Default First Competition (Great Weekend Content)

I entered two beers and a mead into my first competition which was judged this past weekend. I was shocked to find that my mead got 1st place in the Traditional Mead category and 2nd in Best of Show for meads! None of my beers placed but that's okay. I didn't think I could get any happier but then I was able to feel my unborn son in my wife's belly for the first time! What a great weekend!

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Old 02-28-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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Congrats on placing first! What kind of honey/adjuncts did you use? And congrats on the kiddo!

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Old 02-28-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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It was the simplest mead you could make. 5 gallons of water, 15 pounds of local honey and some champagne yeast. It sat for 6 months in the carboy and then 6 months in the bottle.

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I think the honey was clover, by the way.

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Old 02-28-2011, 02:17 PM   #5
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Congrats!!!
That's awesome!!!

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:36 PM   #6
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Very cool! I'm trying out different kinds of meads and it's great to hear that you made such a good one so simply- did you rack it at all or just leave it in one carboy for six months?

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