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Old 01-09-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
Nov 2012
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I'm new at brewing and pretty enthusiastic I have several projects going and have been planning more. I get very busy around April-November, so I have to keep my project amounts reasonable. So far I have :

-Wild mint methaglyn(picked down by the river)
-Strawberry rhubarb melomel( from my own organic garden)
-okanagan peach and or apricot melomel(farmers market)
- traditional, with local fireweed honey.
-pumpkin pie( with my own heirloom pumpkin)

Also maybe a Saskatoon melomel, depending on this years crop.

So, what are you planning?

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
Jan 2012
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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I started my partial Bochet braggot already the first of this year. I have a couple of rice wines I want to try. And when I sample some of my projects from last year I will either duplicate or improve upon them.
A painting says a thousand words. But a painting while on good mead just looks funny!

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Old 01-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #3
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Dec 2006
UK - South Coast.
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Same as before...........make it up as I go along.

I don't really plan anything like that, I'm an opportunist when it comes to ingredients.

If I see something that catches my eye, then I'll have a think........
"What the large print giveth, the small print taketh away". Tom Waits.

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
Sep 2012
Bellevue, Nebraska
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Starting my first batch of the year this weekend. A traditional with orange blossom honey. After that, whatever ends up sounding good.

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:45 PM   #5
Feb 2011
suburb of Louisville, KY
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Concord Pyment--started
Caramel Apple Mead--starting 1/12
Spiced Cuties Mead
Annual Raspberry Melomel
Annual JMAO--starting 1/12
Strawberry Melomel
Staghorn Sumac Mead
Pawpaw Mead
Mango Peach Mead
Lychee Mead
Lingonberry Mead

...who knows what else.
Motto: quel che sara sara

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:06 AM   #6
Jan 2012
el paso, tx
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I have traditional going now with a little lemon in it, plan on trying to get my buddies in a big batch like 20 gallons or so, but don't know what kind yet. Definitely more cysers, and I have to do an experiment 1 gal with something wierd, or maybe just hops
If you want to drink the best booze, your gonna have to make it yourself.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:07 AM   #7
Jan 2013
, Indiana
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I have two gallons of JAOM that I started on new years day, they are my first meads, so I went with something simple. I'm hoping to find something within my skill level that uses peaches, and another that uses cranberries. Aside from that, I hoping to get a batch of cider going soon.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:15 AM   #8
Oct 2011
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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I am starting a ginger mead tonight, and I'd like to get another cider going. Other then that, I'll do as fatbloke does and figure it out as I go along. It is more fun this way!

Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
I'm hoping to find something within my skill level that uses peaches, and another that uses cranberries. Aside from that, I hoping to get a batch of cider going soon.

Forget skill level, just find a recipe and go for it! There is no skill levels you should worry about. Have confidence and learn as you go. You'll be brewing up a storm before you know it!
Signature Rock Meadery

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #9
Oct 2012
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- Capsicumel of some sort
- cherry cinnamon melomel
- lots of traditional
- spiced cyser
- chai spiced mead
- Blueberry melomel
- perhaps a couple of traditionals with really distinct honey varieties
- trying to work out a ginger-sweet potato recipe as well.

So much to try, never enough honey...

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:09 AM   #10
Dec 2012
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Never brewed anything but after reading these boards I wanted to try it out. Wanted to start Jan 1st but we are moving to Portland in March and the wife asked me to hold off till we get there. So, I'll start in march and hopefully have JOAM and cider to serve up for Labor Day.

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