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  • Belmont, NC
  • Brewing beer and mead since 2006...
  • Dave Ferrand
  • Beer - finally gone all grain!!
    Mead - for the patient (or lazy, depending how you look at it...) brewer
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  • Posted in thread: You know you're a home brewer when? on 07-08-2014 at 07:00 PM
    When you're at the beach, and your 5 year old is playing in the sand...he was mixing up sand,
    water, and seaweed... I then overheard him saying: "...and now I'll add my special yeast..."

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 07-08-2014 at 06:57 PM see what you did there! Well played, sir, well

  • Posted in thread: The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway on 07-02-2014 at 12:53 PM
    sweet bottle openers, great cause!

  • Posted in thread: Info about Wyeast 4632 Dry Mead Yeast on 06-21-2014 at 10:55 PM
    Next time use white labs dry cider yeast... I love Wyeast Dry strain but I have fully switched
    to the cider yeast for my cysers...

  • Posted in thread: National Homebrewer's Conference - HomeBrewTalk Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-13-2014 at 06:42 PM
    what the heck... the pint glass would be nice, and can always use a couple of cool stickers!

  • Posted in thread: The Brew Stand Incredible Giveaway on 06-12-2014 at 12:32 PM
    put me in for another contest! this would be a good one to win!

  • Posted in thread: saison mead on 06-06-2014 at 12:09 PM
    Did it still have to age for 6 months, or was it ready quicker than mead with a wine yeast?I
    just checked my notes, and I bottled this just shy of 3 months, and it was easily drinkable at
    that time......

  • Posted in thread: Funny things you've overheard about beer on 06-04-2014 at 11:11 AM
    Caught this little helpful hint in my recent issue of Pop Mech...I like that they re featuring
    a quality craft beer in a can, but seriously, "no one on this side of the Atlantic likes warm
    beer?". A t...

  • Posted in thread: How do you know if your mead should be dumped? on 05-25-2014 at 03:17 PM
    Young mead = paint thinner. Taste it again at 12 months. Sent from my iPad using Home BrewI
    would say that more accurately, poorly fermented mead = paint thinner (fuesel alcohols), but
    time indeed doe...

  • Posted in thread: Shipping mead restrictions? on 05-25-2014 at 03:09 PM
    If you do a search for the 12 Beers of Christmas thread(s), somewhere in the 2012 thread I have
    some nice pics/tutorial of how I pack for shipping. You might have to modify slightly for a
    wine bottle ...

Following Stats
Packaged: Dark Munich Citra SMaSH, Mayan Stout, Caramel Quad, Basic Spiced Cider, Spur of the Moment Graff Recent Meads: Mead Day '11 Ginger Metheglin, Mead Day '12 Traditional (orange blossom) Mead, Fresh Simple Cyser '12, Cherry Melomel, Belgeglin, Bochet Primary: Nada! Secondary: Why do I keep this line here...? Bulk Aging: Cocobochet Planned: Hop Metheglin #3 (NZ hops), Trad. Gesho T'ej