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Forum: Mead Forum 11-30-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By MeadWitch
That action reminds me of my hibiscus mead,...

That action reminds me of my hibiscus mead, terribly interesting but scary! Mwaaahhhhhh!
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-02-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 38,562
Posted By MeadWitch
We should all be so lucky!! :)

We should all be so lucky!! :)
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 10-26-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By MeadWitch
What exactly did he can? I have never heard of...

What exactly did he can? I have never heard of anyone canning in an oven. Making applebutter yes but not canning.
Forum: Mead Forum 10-23-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By MeadWitch
If they use the word "krausen" or "wort" in...

If they use the word "krausen" or "wort" in regards to mead making, they are more than likely beer makers. :)
Forum: Mead Forum 10-23-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By MeadWitch
Try a "water to wine" set up. I had a friend...

Try a "water to wine" set up. I had a friend who worked at one in Austin and she saved me a bunch of 375s. In fact, I have cases of them. I like the smaller bottles rather than the large also.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 10-15-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By MeadWitch
I make pesto pinwheels out of puff pastry. Just...

I make pesto pinwheels out of puff pastry. Just thaw and spread with pesto (homemade or store bought). Roll, chill, slice and bake. Easy peasy!
Forum: Mead Forum 10-15-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By MeadWitch
Welcome to the site!

Welcome to the site!
Forum: Cider Forum 10-10-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,886
Posted By MeadWitch
I would have put the zest in the freezer until...

I would have put the zest in the freezer until needed. I always keep frozen orange zest in my freezer for cooking and such.
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By MeadWitch
I read once that someone boiled the puree for an...

I read once that someone boiled the puree for an hour, so on my first try I did. It was rank! Boiled down like brown yuck. Tasted bitter so I threw it out and started over, doing it my way. No...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-03-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,567
Posted By MeadWitch
You were very lucky!! I swear I will never go...

You were very lucky!! I swear I will never go prickly pear pickin again! Stickers in the soles of our shoes and leather gloves. Had to throw out both of them in the trash. I simmered my pear...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-24-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,792
Posted By MeadWitch
Well, I guess I will be the first to admit that I...

Well, I guess I will be the first to admit that I have made mistakes. I think my worse mistake was not filling my carboy all the way up once. The mead oxidized and the colour went from a beautiful...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-24-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 271,175
Posted By MeadWitch
Thanks Tom! Did you get to go?

Thanks Tom! Did you get to go?
Forum: Mead Forum 09-24-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By MeadWitch
Well, I didn't win anything but it was quite the...

Well, I didn't win anything but it was quite the learning experience. I tasted some really good meads and some really bad ones. I did get to taste a 3rd place mead and now can see what the judges...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-22-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By MeadWitch
If the only reason you are bottling is to free up...

If the only reason you are bottling is to free up your demijon, I would say go for it. However, in my own personal experience, every mead that I didn't put into secondary but went straight into...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-21-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 271,175
Posted By MeadWitch
These are the 3 I have chosen to show in the...

These are the 3 I have chosen to show in the Texas Mead Fest at Rohan Meadery in LaGrange tomorrow. Peach Melba, a Raspberry and a Hibiscus Melomel.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-21-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By MeadWitch
Looks awesome!

Looks awesome!
Forum: Mead Forum 09-21-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By MeadWitch
The Mead Gods have smiled upon you!!

The Mead Gods have smiled upon you!!
Forum: Mead Forum 09-21-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By MeadWitch
Are you entering anything? I have expanded my...

Are you entering anything? I have expanded my entry to Raspberry Melomel, Hibiscus Melomel and a Peach Melba.

Entries are from 11:00am to 12 noon.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-11-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By MeadWitch
I used sweet cherries in my secondary and yes, it...

I used sweet cherries in my secondary and yes, it will taste like cough syrup for the first year or so. Then it starts to mellow out and tastes really good.
Forum: Cider Forum 09-11-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By MeadWitch
For 2 gallons of cider I use 1 container of...

For 2 gallons of cider I use 1 container of thawed apple juice concentrate and 1/2 brown sugar. This gives me plenty of sparkle and sweetness.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-11-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By MeadWitch
Almost every first timer to mead has this exact...

Almost every first timer to mead has this exact same questions you do. Freshly made mead does tast horrible except for JOAM, which is dead easy to make and dead easy to drink after a month or so. ...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-09-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,650
Posted By MeadWitch
I think I am going, as far as I know right now. ...

I think I am going, as far as I know right now. I have a raspberry melomel I might enter.
Forum: Mead Forum 09-09-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By MeadWitch
Just a word of warning, make sure the shoes and...

Just a word of warning, make sure the shoes and gloves you use to harvest in are not brought into your house or you will end up with invisible stickers everywhere. Trial by fire here.

I just put...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-01-2012, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By MeadWitch
What kind of taste are you going for?

What kind of taste are you going for?
Forum: Cider Forum 08-15-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,577
Posted By MeadWitch
You are not alone on that point, Pappers! I have...

You are not alone on that point, Pappers! I have never made a batch either, I keep thinking dry champagne taste.
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