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    ABOUT ME

  • New Braunfels, TX
  • I got into homebrewing 14 years ago when my wife gifted me with a beer making kit. I expanded into meadmaking about 9 years back, and currently have my first true wine--plum wine, to be exact--in the secondary fermenter.
  • Prickly pear melomel
    Jalapeno metheglin
    Plum melomel
  • 3 gallons honey-water must.
  • 5 gallons plum wine
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest-- anyone going? on 09-26-2012 at 09:56 PM
    Argh! Forgot to check back in here before I left, if so I'd have known to look for folks!
    Overall, the event was far more successful than the organizers expected or planned for--they
    were pretty overw...

  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest-- anyone going? on 09-07-2012 at 12:34 AM
    Rohan Meadery in La Grange is hosting the Inaugural Texas Mead Fest. They're also having a mead
    contest, which intrigues me, as I'd appreciate some professional feedback on my efforts. Any
    Texans plan...

  • Posted in thread: First time melomel help on 02-15-2012 at 04:55 AM
    I've tried it both ways, and now prefer to add fruit after the primary fermentation is
    complete. I'll rack the mead onto the fruit or juice, depending on which type of melomel I'm
    making. The residual...

  • Posted in thread: Prickly fig melomel on 02-15-2012 at 03:26 AM
    Yeah, it was just one bottle! The prickly pear is my go-to recipe. The fig was an experiment.
    Not sure I could duplicate this successful blend if I tried. That's how it goes, isn't it?

  • Posted in thread: Honeycomb on 02-15-2012 at 03:19 AM
    Lots of commercial Japanese plum wines come with a whole plum in the bottle. Of course, it's a
    wide-mouth bottle...

  • Posted in thread: Cool picture of Bochet on 02-15-2012 at 03:02 AM
    Sure is a pretty color. Looking forward to hearing about the taste test!

  • Posted in thread: Prickly fig melomel on 02-15-2012 at 03:00 AM
    Back at the beginning of September I bottled up some prickly pear melomel and a separate batch
    of fig melomel. When all was said and done, I had some of each left over, but not enough to
    fill individu...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone growing their own perry pears? on 02-15-2012 at 01:01 AM
    Thanks garnede, but I'm specifically looking for info on heirloom perry pears, not dessert or
    culinary pears. They arose as chance hybrids of European and wild pears, have high acidity and
    tannins, an...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone growing their own perry pears? on 02-14-2012 at 01:53 PM
    Thanks, Greg. I have subscribed!

  • Posted in thread: Anyone growing their own perry pears? on 02-14-2012 at 02:34 AM
    Nifty. What's the parentage? I've found a surprising amount of information about the various
    heirloom cultivars online, but alas, nothing about chill hours or fireblight resistance. Which
    are the two ...

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