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#31 Kjetil Kverndokken

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

I'm sure Abs is about twice the age of George.

Mead is pretty easy to make. One can use champagne yeast that can tolerate 14-16% and still build it so that it's pretty sweet, if one desires. I've seen lots of ceramic bottles at antique stores, and I kind of remember some people on one of the homebrewing forums talk about using them for bottling their homebrew.


Since its legal to make anything under 60% in Norway - I have actually considered giving it a go :-).

If anybody else have a nice mead they want to show, go ahead :)
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#32 Evan Camomile

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:22 PM

This thread becoming active again is making me impatient for my first batch to mature. I'll be sure to let everyone know how it turns out. I did however cheat and add Palisade Peaches...

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#33 A Bearded Man

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:40 PM

ratebeer, alot of the comments, it seems like people think its a beer and comment like it. A few peole have a problem with the sweet flavor though. But I love it.

I'm reading the sticker on Yggdrasil, its nontraditional mead, made for those that do not like it as sweet, also its alcohol level is weaker, 10%, mead is best at 14-16% because of the honey.
I cant say for certain without tasting it, but I have a feeling Valahalle Mjd is more "hardcore" mead ;)


I do remember it wasn't as sweet as other meads I've tried, but it had a nice complex flavor. I'd love to try that Valhalla Mjod. Thanks everyone for finding it. I was beginning to think I imagined it.
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#34 Ambear

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

Mebbe we should make another batch sometime soon. :fork:
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

This meadery in Hawaii looks interesting with tropical fruits and macadamia honey.

Looks more 'Freyja' than 'Odin'. :tongue:
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:20 PM

This thread becoming active again is making me impatient for my first batch to mature. I'll be sure to let everyone know how it turns out. I did however cheat and add Palisade Peaches...


I've only done two batches of mead but I really need to get started on some more. One author suggested doing lots of small batches. I kind of like that approach.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:42 PM

I did however cheat and add Palisade Peaches...

:dribble: It will be worth the wait!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:49 PM

I have a couple of 3 gallon carboys that I use for mead. 1 gallon bottles sort of seem like a good idea, but I just can't get into all of the cleaning/sanitizing/etc. just to do 1 gallon.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:06 AM

I agree about the cleaning/sanitizing/etc being a pain. I frequently brew 1 gallon experiments and it gets to be a lot of work. It sure is fun, though! :)
There have only been a couple of commercial meads that I have tried. J.Bird Winery makes some decent stuff near me. They are a lower abv mead, but tasty. His Egypt'n Mead that is made with hibiscus is really nice.

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#40 OMG_Bill

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:25 AM

I build 5 gallons at a time. I use one gallon jugs for experiments also. Sometimes it seems like I short myself. :devil:
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I mean no offense. There are bottles of extraordinary booze out there. I've tasted a few. Relax.


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