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  • Homebrew (duh),orchards,passion flowers,astronomy,photography and a little bit of carpentry/woodworking.
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  • Posted in thread: TX Mead Fest 2015 report on 09-20-2015 at 02:27 AM
    I know the Texas meaderies are fairly small, and with the possible exception of Dancing Bee (a
    subsidiary of Walker Honey Farm) they probably don't have large margins. The Texas Mead
    Association seems...

  • Posted in thread: TX Mead Fest 2015 report on 09-20-2015 at 12:31 AM
    Back from Texas Mead Fest held in Gruene/New Braunfels today and thought I'd give a quick
    Cliff's Notes version of the day.I had a good time, which isn't terribly surprising, as I've
    been to three of ...

  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest on 09-06-2015 at 10:41 PM
    I'd expect next year to be back in La Grange. They seem to rotate it around the state to boost
    awareness, but alternate years they return to Rohan Meadery--probably because that's the only
    active mead...

  • Posted in thread: Help with dragon fruit mead on 09-01-2015 at 03:28 AM
    Dragon fruit is a succulent, related to the more common (around here, anyway) prickly pear. As
    such, it has a light, delicate flavor. I've never worked with dragon fruit, but with prickly
    pear I never...

  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest on 09-01-2015 at 03:22 AM
    I've been to Mead Fest at La Grange twice. Two years ago when it was in Seguin--just 20 minutes
    away from me--I had a conflict and couldn't make it. The fact that it is in Gruene this year is
    still ki...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 08-18-2015 at 05:40 PM
    I know what all of these things are individually, but can't fathom how they work together.What
    makes it an ice wine? Did you use late harvest/frozen grapes?I understand your confusion. It's
    not a stra...

  • Posted in thread: apple trees struggling first year on 08-17-2015 at 07:57 PM
    I planted four back in January--one Arkansas Black, one Royal Limbertwig and two Blanco
    crabapples. The two crabs haven't grown much, but they're reputed to be slow growers. The other
    two (both barero...

  • Posted in thread: First Cyser advice on 08-17-2015 at 05:40 PM
    Cysers may be still or sparkling, drinkable chilled or at room temperature. Whichever way you
    prefer. Cyser's easy that way. :-)I use a 6 gallon Mr. Beer as my primary (don't even think
    they make that...

  • Posted in thread: smoked mead on 08-15-2015 at 08:41 PM
    I'll remember that next time. The stuff's all gone now. :-)

  • Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest on 08-14-2015 at 09:32 PM
    Hopefully we'll cross paths. All the Texas meaderies (that I know of) set up for tastings, and
    while some offerings are so-so, I was amazed at the overall quality and variety.Here's my
    writeup from 20...

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