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Old 08-01-2009, 10:30 PM   #1
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Default oh man I love mead.

Haven't made any myself yet.I'm drinking some seven year old mead that my buddy right now and it's delicious!To all of you that have the patience to make this elixir of the gods.I salute you.that is all.

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Old 08-01-2009, 10:58 PM   #2
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time to brew some - its not too difficult to make GOOD mead.

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Old 08-01-2009, 11:36 PM   #3
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any ideas on a good recipe?have you tried any on this site?

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I've always made up recipes. I've got a 1 year old raspberry ginger mead in tertiary - it's my most recent. I tried making a vanilla mead (added vanilla beans to secondary) and I would not recommend it. Papazian has some good introductory info on mead, and The Compleat Meadmaker is a pretty good book as well.

Basically just add honey to water and ferment it. anything beyond that is up to your own tastes. 9 lbs of honey is a good starting point for 5 gallons, and will make a fairly quickly maturing drink.

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I have a bottle in the fridge of (I think it's) Wild Black Raspberry Mead that I made in 1994.

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let us know how it tastes...lots of aging...interesting to see how they hold up.

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Will do probably next summer. I plan on opening it up at my retirement party.

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I will have to make some this weekend and try to forget about it somehow

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I will have to make some this weekend and try to forget about it somehow
brew a quickie beer, that'll help you forget about the mead. The best way to forget about the long-term stuff is to keep the pipeline full.
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I have a 15 lb mead going into the bottles sometime real soon. The samples burn just like moonshine. O so easy to drink, and O so get you messed up.

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