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    ABOUT ME

  • traditional archery,bass guitar
  • Jon McCumber
  • I love all music if its played with integrity
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Mon Ami, The Lord of the Rings
  • Face Off
  • SCA
  • I wanted to try mead and I couldnt find any so I had to make my own.
  • Prickly pear mead
  • Orange blossom traditional
  • multi-berry melomel
  • traditional wildflower mead, trad orange blossom mead, blueberry vanilla mead, wild blossom mead raspberry melomel, cherry melomel, blackberry melomel,
  • Male
  • Married
  • Buffalo
  • New York

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  • Posted in thread: Did I suffocate my first mead? on 04-12-2015 at 04:27 AM
    You might want your mead to age for at least a year before you start drinking it . Less time
    than that won't do it any justice. Higher alcohol meads can take quite a while to taste good.
    Good luck and...

  • Posted in thread: How Many Gallons of Mead 2015 Edition! on 03-01-2015 at 11:58 PM
    1 gallon joam ( my first time trying it).5 gallon meadowfoam traditional.166+6=172 More to
    come.:ban:

  • Posted in thread: Oak Chips - Question on 02-10-2015 at 10:48 AM
    Do you really want to add vodka to your mead? I just bag, rinse, and add. The alcohol in the
    mead will extract what you want from the oak just fine.

  • Posted in thread: No One Actually Likes Mead on 01-25-2015 at 02:25 AM
    I had a bottle of mead last night that I loved! It was a traditional made with orange blossom
    and Cote de Blanc. It was aged 14 months and was just delightful. My earlier batches of mead
    were not as e...

  • Posted in thread: Earl Grey Mead? on 01-24-2015 at 02:47 PM
    When I make an Earlgrey mead I usually just make a traditional and hang about 2 or 3 tea bags
    per gallon in the secondary. Just pull the tea bags out when you reach your desired flavor
    saturation.

  • Posted in thread: New to mead on 01-11-2015 at 09:03 PM
    If you are going with 3 gallons and 12 pounds of honey your OG should be higher. Honey can be
    tough to disolve. You might want to give it a real good stir and check the gravity again.

  • Posted in thread: Racked my first batch of mead on 12-31-2014 at 02:12 AM
    I will be number four. Welcome to the obsession:mug:

  • Posted in thread: Happy holidays on 12-24-2014 at 11:05 AM
    And a happy brew year!!!

  • Posted in thread: Wildflower Traditional on 12-01-2014 at 07:17 AM
    Congrats, looks like its going good. What's the next batch?:D

  • Posted in thread: Mead essence? on 11-27-2014 at 11:41 AM
    The SCA is a great group! People are very helpful and encouraging. If you can make it to
    pennsic this year I plan on teaching a class on the basics of making mead. Hope to see you
    there. Be safe!

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