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  • I have been a machinist, a blacksmith, a Combat Vet Marine Sergeant, a beekeeper, a welder, a carpenter, a brick mason, and whatever else I am forgetting.....

    I am now a craft brewer, a kickboxer/trainer, a proud father of two beautiful girls, a stubborn bull headed husband who never backs off, married to a very patient wife who understands that I am a jack ass for the most part but loves me anyway... I think.
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  • Listened to some wise old men when I was around 13, and made my first undrinkable brew. Never lost the passion for it.
  • I was a beekeeper for a few years, so I plan on sticking to meads and honey spice beers.
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  • Posted in thread: Weight of Gallon of Honey on 08-10-2009 at 02:23 PM
    Indeed it was ; )

  • Posted in thread: Weight of Gallon of Honey on 08-06-2009 at 02:35 PM
    Well if we really want to get technical, it varies at about 12lbs because the longer the bees
    have time to dry out the honey the denser it becomes, most bee keepers including myself don't
    usually wait...

  • Posted in thread: Honey: Light vs. Dark on 08-05-2009 at 03:23 PM
    I agree with LCE I like the fall honeys we get from the hives they are always darker and
    stronger in flavor. Darker honeys from what I have learned from the old time bee keepers have
    more maltose and ...

  • Posted in thread: oh man I love mead. on 08-05-2009 at 03:08 PM
    I have my second batch of the season bottled up for about 2 weeks now (apple cinnamon mead) I
    opened a bottle for the hell of it and even after 2 weeks its good. I can only imagine how its
    gonna taste...

  • Posted in thread: Weight of Gallon of Honey on 08-05-2009 at 01:23 PM
    Weirdboy is right 12lbs a gallon for honey.

  • Posted in thread: Good Commercial Mead on 07-19-2009 at 08:16 AM
    I always throw a cinnamon stick in my apple mead when bottling to help balance out that jet
    fuel quality. Just my own personal solution though. Better than letting it age for a few years
    IMO. But for ...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Harvesting- When and quality on 07-19-2009 at 08:10 AM
    I am a second generation bee keeper and if you want a lighter honey get in in the spring, if
    you want a richer honey get in the fall. Honey in good indefinitely as wayneb said. They have
    pulled honey ...