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Old 02-02-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Desert Cardinal mead

In honor of the Cardinal's blowing the Super Bowl, I'm gonna make a nice simple mead that will be nice next Super Bowl (and the Card's won't be in that one )

3 lbs. wild Arizona desert honey
0.5 tsp. yeast nutrient
0.5 tsp. yeast energizer
D-47 yeast
enough water for 1 gallon

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Old 02-02-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:07 PM   #3
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Meh, be proud of your team. They made a good run at it, frankly I thought they had it won when they pulled ahead late. At least it wasn't like one of those old 49'ers-Broncos Super Bowls.

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Wow, surprised about the attitude towards the Cards. I thought they earned alot of respect this post season. They played a great game and never gave up despite being down against a great defense. Fans of 30 other teams would gladly trade places with you. It may be tough for them to return due to the number of free agents they have but I think they will still be a good team next year and you never can tell how things will go in the NFL. Coach Whiz and Grimm were good choices to turn that organization in to a winning one.

And your mead looks nice an simple. Usually the best kind.

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Wow, surprised about the attitude towards the Cards. I thought they earned alot of respect this post season. They played a great game and never gave up despite being down against a great defense. Fans of 30 other teams would gladly trade places with you. It may be tough for them to return due to the number of free agents they have but I think they will still be a good team next year and you never can tell how things will go in the NFL. Coach Whiz and Grimm were good choices to turn that organization in to a winning one.

And your mead looks nice an simple. Usually the best kind.

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Well, the team was in a similar position in 1998. A winning record, a playoff victory, and high hopes for the next year. Then they got rid of Larry Centers and Lomas Brown and others in the off season 'cuz Bidwill is cheap. Let's hope things have changed with the new stadium and new revenue stream. But I was impressed with how the Cards fought back. The "same ol' Cards" would've rolled over and died after that 100 INT TD.
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I will have to agree here too. This was probably one of the best SuperBowl matchups I've seen in a long time. Each team played hard, made some mistakes, but kept on giving.

The cardinals have nothing to be sorry about. They looked good all night, and I actually thought they might win it with 2 minutes to go.

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So I'm changing this from Desert Cardinal Mead to Snowday Mead because I finally made it on Tuesday when we had 2+ feet of snow in Pinetop.

And as I type I hear the airlock popping every 3-4 seconds. such a beautiful sound!

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Wow, this thing cleared faster than I thought it would -- I'm assuming I should rack it off the lees, let it clear up again, then either bulk age or bottle? I really should take a pic, this has cleared really nice

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I'd say rack it and bulk age it to deliciousness.

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So I racked this tonight and horrible results! I used a mini-racking cane, and I had tons of bubbles throughout the whole rack -- I'm hoping it was just CO2 de-gassing, otherwise this is gonna be one oxidized mead when it's drunk in 6+ months.

The good news is the SG dropped from 1.135 to 1.026, so I think it's pretty much done fermenting....time for some bulk aging, but in the mean time....

Help! Any advice for using short racking canes to rack 1-gallon batches?

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