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03-23-2012

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12-13-2013 7:50 AM

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    ABOUT ME

  • Health Care
  • Eclectic; but when making mead I like Gregorian Chants, Ren Music, Celtic and some very old classical(Brandenberg Concerto).
  • Kill your television.
  • Not a joiner. Here, maybe.
  • I tried beer, wine, and mead decades ago during the last millenium, but only having a shed in Tucson, AZ, the results were mixed. Got my son a brewkit last year and decided to retry mead. The craft and supplies have improved a lot. Always liked it; now even more...
  • Sahuaro fruit MeadrnMore local varietals
  • JOAM (Se Fue-made from Safeway ingredients)rnTraditional with TJ honeyrnTradition with varietal acacia honey
  • Lusby Sonoran Desert Varietal rnTerry Mesquite Honey MeadrnPrickly Pear Mead
  • ElderflowerrnOcotillorrnJOAM (with grapefruit; not a good idearnHydromel per Sir Digby (eh, not so hot)rnSeveral varietals.
  • Don't keg. Yet.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Tucson
  • AZ

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Questions on using oak chips on 02-21-2013 at 01:57 AM
    Heres the Brother Adam Mead Making web site:

  • Posted in thread: Questions on using oak chips on 02-15-2013 at 03:12 AM
    So I'm looking at Brother Adams missives on mead in which he casked his honey in oak barrels
    used for aging sherry for seven years before he uncorked (unbunged) and served. How, pray tell,
    do we repli...

  • Posted in thread: how do you bottle your mead? on 01-27-2013 at 08:57 PM
    I am only doing one gallon batches until I get the process down better. I rack my secondary
    into a slightly more than one gallon ice tea container with a spigot. Makes it easy to gently
    decant into 12...

  • Posted in thread: Really Really Traditional Mead on 01-26-2013 at 06:14 PM
    Even early beekeepers used the whole hive ( from woven skeps and sacrificed the hive each
    year. So in addition to all the goodies mentioned above, there were probably lots of bee parts
    mixed in as w...

  • Posted in thread: S G in a gallon batch on 01-13-2013 at 09:03 PM
    FYI, today was Mead Making Day, mates. I started a standard Old Joes, a traditional with Trader
    Joes Mesquite and K1-V1116, and a local varietal acacia traditional also with K1-V1116. My baby
    hydromet...

  • Posted in thread: S G in a gallon batch on 01-12-2013 at 11:06 PM
    So cheap bastard that I am, I am unwilling to waste the amount of mead in a gallon batch that
    it takes to check SG a few times. I got one of the tiny (4") hydrometes but it doesn't really
    have the spe...

  • Posted in thread: Brother Adam Mead on 01-04-2013 at 10:24 PM
    Thanks for the correction, Fat Bloke. An erudite and edifying essay as always. How cool that
    you managed a fieldtrip to the Abbey! I might try to order the D21. Our deep well water is
    reeeeally hard a...

  • Posted in thread: Brother Adam Mead on 01-04-2013 at 12:48 AM
    So I'm about to embark on Batch # 13 and thought, for luck, I'd try a traditional, a la Br.
    Adam of Buckfast Abby. There is a nice essay he wrote on Mead : that I will try to follow as
    best I can in ...

  • Posted in thread: Show Mead on 03-25-2012 at 03:30 AM
    Finally found a recipe (several actually) in Schramms book that list yeast nutrient and yeast
    energizer in his show meads. I guess if he thinks they're okay, they must be okay. Cheers!
    AZhornedtoad.

  • Posted in thread: Show Mead on 03-23-2012 at 03:54 PM
    Not to steal the thread. I'm a newbie and can't find the answer here or any of the books I've
    purchased. Are yeast nutrient or citric acid legit additions for show mead. Or just
    honey/water/yeast? Tha...

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