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Old 07-16-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
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Anyone have a batch planned? I have a cherry mead planned as well as a strawberry mead since the prices of strawberries have dropped quite a bit.
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:30 AM   #2
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Will be making mead with my BrewClub The Mad Zymurgists.
Will make a batch of the AHA recipe as well as some other recipes.

I think I'll be starting another Marionberry Mead that day as well as a Vanilla Mead.

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Old 07-17-2009, 08:56 AM   #3
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Our club decided to postpone Make Mead Day until Teach A Friend To Homebrew Day due to the heat.

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I'm going with the AHA recipe, but I'm using Agave Nectar in place of the honey. This is due in part to the fact that I have a large quantity of agave nectar on hand and can't justify another honey purchase until I use more of it up! I'm also likely to do a 2 gallon or 3 gallon batch instead of a full five.

I'm also contemplating some Mesquite Honey to make a 1 gallon batch of the Prickly Pear mead from "The Joy of Home Brewing." I know this contradicts my earlier comment about not buying more honey, but Trader Joe's had it for just over $2 a pound a few weeks ago and I would only be doing a small batch. Besides, it would give my lovely wife an excuse to order more of the frozen prickly pear concentrate she used for her spicy prickly pear liquor.

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Old 08-04-2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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Did anyone celebrate on Saturday?

I made 2 gallons; 1 gal. Sweet Dessert Mead & 1 Orange Clove Mead

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Did anyone celebrate on Saturday?

I made 2 gallons; 1 gal. Sweet Dessert Mead & 1 Orange Clove Mead
I did. I racked two batches of my own mead, helped a couple of brew club members make theirs, and drank some mead.
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I drank a lot of mead at my LHBS Customer Appreciation party.

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Old 08-04-2009, 04:41 PM   #8
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My girlfriend and I made 1 gallon batches. Mine was orange blossom, and hers was clover honey. She wants to eventually add some fruit to hers. We got to try some 1 year old mead, some 7 year old mead, black walnut, apricot, and a cinnamon mead. We also had some mead-jitos that were delicious.

Here they are after we mixed up the honey and water


And a few days later, bubbling away. Cool how they both took off again after adding more nutrients. It seemed like I was adding pop rocks or something.

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I ended up brewing a batch of Graff and a cherry mead. It was a good day of kicking back, drinking my first year old mead and brewing.

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sadly our house is on the market so all my brewing gear is in a storage shed. I had to rush a cheap wine batch to the bottle to get prepared.

SWMBO likes the hobby tho so the next house will have a much more accomodating brewery/winery/meadery.

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