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    ABOUT ME

  • traditional archery,bass guitar
  • Jon McCumber
  • I love all music if its played with integrity
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Mon Ami, The Lord of the Rings
  • Face Off
  • SCA
  • I wanted to try mead and I couldnt find any so I had to make my own.
  • Prickly pear mead
  • Orange blossom traditional
  • multi-berry melomel
  • traditional wildflower mead, trad orange blossom mead, blueberry vanilla mead, wild blossom mead raspberry melomel, cherry melomel, blackberry melomel,
  • Male
  • Married
  • Buffalo
  • New York

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  • Posted in thread: how long to age coffee mead on 01-31-2017 at 02:57 AM
    I cold brewed mine also. Depending on how much coffee was added , and how strong said coffee
    was will have an effect on the flavor. I suggested bitter because the OP said ashtray. The mead
    I made had ...

  • Posted in thread: how long to age coffee mead on 01-28-2017 at 04:19 AM
    I made a coffee mead that at 2 years was ok. At 3years it was really good. Is yours dry or
    sweet. Would a bit of backsweetening help? Oak? How strong ( bitter)is the mead now? I am a
    coffee drinker an...

  • Posted in thread: Waste of time ? Waste of money ? on 11-07-2016 at 05:04 PM
    You probably just need to rack it off the yeast cake and let it age for a few months and taste
    then. Time can do great things to mead. An addtion of oak (tanins), can also help smooth things
    too. Good...

  • Posted in thread: Schramm's Fall Bounty - why top of with water? on 10-05-2016 at 03:50 PM
    I like to slice vanilla beans lengthwise and just put them in the secondary. The alcohol will
    extract the flavor pretty well.I don't like adding vodka to my meads. 1 or 2 beans per gallon
    is a good pl...

  • Posted in thread: Quick Grape Mead drinking temperature on 10-04-2016 at 03:31 PM
    More mead is never a bad thing.

  • Posted in thread: Point to De- gasing if I will be kegging? on 09-26-2016 at 12:43 AM
    The way that I look at the subject is that CO2 is a waste product of the yeast eating the
    sugars of the honey. Those waste products in some way are probably toxic to the yeast. Happy
    yeast= happy ferm...

  • Posted in thread: Point to De- gasing if I will be kegging? on 09-25-2016 at 03:25 AM
    I am much happier when I de-gas too.:rolleyes:

  • Posted in thread: Quick Grape Mead drinking temperature on 09-24-2016 at 05:16 PM
    I will second room temp. It seems to let more of the flavors present themselves.

  • Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2016! on 09-12-2016 at 03:38 PM
    5gal meadow foam2gal orange blossom 5gal wild flower 3gal buckwheatAll in secondary waiting for
    flavoring additions. I also have 22 lbs of honey waiting for more fermaid to arrive.743.5

  • Posted in thread: Long Term Mead Preparations on 09-04-2016 at 03:01 AM
    There is a great thread over at the Got Mead forums about this subject. Look in the "processes
    of making mead" section. Congratulations and good luck!

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Mead: The art of turning bee vomit into yeast pee. Sounds delicious doesn't it?
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