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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2011, 07:40:02 AM »
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2011, 07:49:43 AM »
Beautiful pics punatic. I'm jealous. I'd love to try some of those.

I presume you make quite a bit of mead. If so, do you have any good recipes you might share.

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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2011, 08:12:41 AM »
Beautiful pics punatic. I'm jealous. I'd love to try some of those.

I presume you make quite a bit of mead. If so, do you have any good recipes you might share.



Not meaning to be a wise guy, mostly just honey, water, yeast and yeast nutrients.  No heat.  
Follow Ken Schramm's sugestions in The Complete Meadmaker.

I've been playing around with yeast types.  I was inspired by Ken Schramm and Dan McConnell's mead tasting at the Brewstorm in Denver (NHC 1994)  Here is what they did:
Mead Success: Ingredients, Processes and Techniques
Note the experiment section.

Dan is no longer involved in meadmaking, which is really a shame.  He and Ken were a great team.

I had the honor of judging best of show meads with Dan and Jackie Rager two years later at NHC '96 in NOLA.  That was an amazing experience!

Working on taking my meads pro here in Hawaii.
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2011, 12:21:32 PM »
Working on taking my meads pro here in Hawaii.
That's great, how far along are you?
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Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 3/18 Edition
« Reply #34 on: March 20, 2011, 01:41:04 PM »
We are writing the business plan now.  There are lot of pieces that have to fit together.  Regulations are challenging...

I am also inspired by Michael Fairbrother in Londonderry.

I misspoke about Dan McConnell and Ken Schramm's mead tasting:  It was at the NHC '95 in Baltimore.  Sometimes I get the breakout sessions mixed up - go figure...

One of the cool things about the mead tasting was that they poured the meads from kegs into pitchers and then servers walked through the audience pouring samples in people's glasses.  The servers were Charlie Papazian, Byron Burch, George Fix, and Fred Eckhardt.  Quite a tasting!
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