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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...
Posted in thread: Show us your Mead in a photo!!! on 08-14-2015 at 04:02 PM
bean ice wine (tea) mead. Demi-sweet, slightly spicy and smooth. Very drinkable, but would be
improved with a touch more tannin and acid. Easily my best mead ever. Alas, only two bottles
Posted in thread: smoked mead on 08-14-2015 at 03:55 PM
I made a smoked jalapeno braggot a number of years ago, using smoked malt picked up at Home
Brew Party in San Antonio. A word of caution--just a little bit of smoked malt goes a long way.
Posted in thread: Texas Mead Fest on 08-14-2015 at 03:51 PM
Anyone going to the 2015 Texas Mead Fest? It's in Gruene this year, just a five minute drive
from my house--naturally I have nothing ready to enter in their homebrew competition.I'm really
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