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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
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  • 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
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  • New York

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  • Posted in thread: Bits of cork in mead on 07-18-2015 at 10:55 PM
    The bits of cork shouldn't be any concern. It may even give your mead a cool homemade vibe in
    the glass.:D

  • Posted in thread: Two week mead? on 07-16-2015 at 03:45 PM
    There are a lot of variables. Has the yeast hit its alcohol tolerance? If it's sweet the yeast
    may have gone dormant. Camden alone won't stop an active ferment, so bottle bombs could be an
    issue. Swee...

  • Posted in thread: Mind trip mead on 06-09-2015 at 03:42 PM
    That color is awesome. I added a couple of purple sweet potatoes to a batch of spiced pumpkin
    mead in the fall and the color is orangish. It's just about ready to bottle.��

  • Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2015 Edition! on 06-01-2015 at 01:12 AM
    5 more gallons of a wildflower trad to become a melomel at another date.425.5+5=430.5:DÜ

  • Posted in thread: Did I suffocate my first mead? on 04-12-2015 at 04:27 AM
    You might want your mead to age for at least a year before you start drinking it . Less time
    than that won't do it any justice. Higher alcohol meads can take quite a while to taste good.
    Good luck and...

  • Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2015 Edition! on 03-02-2015 at 12:58 AM
    1 gallon joam ( my first time trying it).5 gallon meadowfoam traditional.166+6=172 More to
    come.:ban:

  • Posted in thread: Oak Chips - Question on 02-10-2015 at 11:48 AM
    Do you really want to add vodka to your mead? I just bag, rinse, and add. The alcohol in the
    mead will extract what you want from the oak just fine.

  • Posted in thread: No One Actually Likes Mead on 01-25-2015 at 03:25 AM
    I had a bottle of mead last night that I loved! It was a traditional made with orange blossom
    and Cote de Blanc. It was aged 14 months and was just delightful. My earlier batches of mead
    were not as e...

  • Posted in thread: Earl Grey Mead? on 01-24-2015 at 03:47 PM
    When I make an Earlgrey mead I usually just make a traditional and hang about 2 or 3 tea bags
    per gallon in the secondary. Just pull the tea bags out when you reach your desired flavor
    saturation.

  • Posted in thread: New to mead on 01-11-2015 at 10:03 PM
    If you are going with 3 gallons and 12 pounds of honey your OG should be higher. Honey can be
    tough to disolve. You might want to give it a real good stir and check the gravity again.

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