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Old 03-05-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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I've never even tried Mead. Asked around the local speciality beer stores but they were clueless. Where can I find mead?

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Old 03-06-2005, 04:49 PM   #2
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There are several commercial ones, but most of them suck really bad and make sickening sweet mead. I think that's because people hear honey and expect sweet, not realizing that all fermented beverages start out sweet.

Good mead is dry like wine. The best, most authentic commercial mead I have found was in a little place in Western Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge, and for the life of me I can't remember the name. I think it was in Madison County. Really small place. I imagine he would ship mead to you. I went there in person.

I have had some others...there's one called Chaucer's mead that you can find that's pretty sweet (blech). Like I said, though, most of them suck, and you can make much better mead at home with patience.

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Old 03-06-2005, 05:29 PM   #3
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I've never even tried Mead. Asked around the local speciality beer stores but they were clueless. Where can I find mead?

Hmmm...good question TXbrew....

I was asking my HBS owner the same thing the other day (hoping he would give me a sample) because I've never tasted mead either. It sounds so damn intriguing, but a 5 gallon batch of something you may not like (and may never drink) doesn't tickle my fancy, especially when you have to take out a loan pretty much to buy all that honey!
I'll end up doing mead someday. Janx has me all hot and bothered with that kiwi one he did. That sounds veddy interesting.
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Old 03-06-2005, 11:22 PM   #4
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I hadn't tried mead until I was at the BOP shop buying honey...I loved it. I'm really exited about my blueberry batch...been fermenting for ages.

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Old 03-07-2005, 02:08 PM   #5
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I've made lots of mead. Try it. I highly recommend the Barkshack Ginger Mead, like an alcoholic Ginger Ale.

I have a bottle of Mead I bought in Germany. In German it's called "Met".

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Old 03-15-2005, 05:01 PM   #6
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A liquor store here in town sells bottles of english mead for $14 for a 12oz bottle. I've always wanted to try it, but I don't feel like spending that much money on something I might not like.

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Old 03-16-2005, 01:49 PM   #7
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Here is a link to a kit that i have been looking at.

http://www.homebrewheaven.com/


Comes with the honey, this drink has fasinated me. I love to cook with honey.

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There's a Meadery in No. Wisconsin called White Winter. They make some decent meads, the Blueberry Mel and Rasp Mel are excellent. I made a recipe from "The Compleat Meadmaker", that called for 15 lbs honey, 16 lb Peaches and some ginger, excellent stuff!!

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Old 03-29-2005, 03:56 AM   #9
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Default commercial mead...

Hi folks,

I'm brand new to homebrewing in general, and thinking I'm going to start with beer instead of mead, but I'm fascinated with mead too. I was also looking around for a place to buy some, and this place might be worth checking out:
https://www.redstonemeadery.com/store/product_list.asp

I've never tried any of their stuff, but it looks like they're committed to quality. Of course, I have no idea what I'm talking about, so feel free to correct me!

Joe

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Old 03-30-2005, 06:19 PM   #10
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Just drank a bottle of "Camelot Mead" from www.oliverwinery.com
(not by myself)
It was good, a little sweet, would have liked it dryer....
but for like $7.55 I would buy it again

I can't wait to brew some!! SO MUCH TO BREW NOT ENOUGH CARBOYS!!!

or money.....

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