hist-brewing: Mead making at Cnut and Roisins on the 29 th
Lazurus106 at aol.com
Lazurus106 at aol.com
Mon Oct 23 07:29:53 PDT 2006
A reminder of the mead making get together at our house here in Jarraveller.
Its happening on the 29 th of October (that's this coming Sunday) from 1 to
6 PM. The address is 1514 Arrowood DR, Madison,WI 53704 phone is 609 244 4621
I know mapquest can find us, I don't know about the other mapping services.
I could use a head count of those attending!
Hawthorne and Kori have there name on the last pail of goldenrod and I'm
still waiting to get the last pail of wildflower to Hamish. I've been selling
along so I've only got 800 or so pounds of honey on hand (yea rough I know)
The proposed projects it can go from a fairly loose work day to formal
class depending on the numbers.
Unfortunately Master Halati will not be able to attend, a shame if you
haven't had a chance to work with this superb wine maker you've missed out.
A competition mead (straight mead) in a 15 gallon demijohn a
> challenge in itself.
> A cyser (melomel) 5 gallon
> An elderberry mead ( if I can get enough elderberries)
> (melomel) 6.5 gallon
> A mythoglyn of some sort 5 or 6 gallon
> I have a 3 year old elderberry mead that needs to be bottled
> (as I use wine bottles and have a Portuguese corker that
> should be a new experience for most) those who haven't worked
> with Master Halati I have several meads in progress that need
> to be decanted (moved to a new carboy)
> Those are the projects I'd like to get started in the next
> month. what would you guys like to start? if you folks have
> enough projects of your own, any or all of these can be put
> I have around 1200- 1300 pounds of honey on hand chokecherry,
> basswood, goldenrod. All at $2 a pound for SCA vintners. its
> mostly in 3.5 and 5 gallon pails. Hamish put his name on the
> last pail of wildflower. So that's all gone. One of the
> goldenrod pails needs to go home with Hawthorne and Kori.
> I've got most other materials acid blend, citric acid, yeast
> nutrient, yeast energizer, a dozen or so packets of Lalvin
> K1V-1116 (my primary all purpose mead yeast) another 10 of
> Lalvin D-47 (my second favorite mead yeast) also along with a
> few dozen of other dry types and makes. I've never had any
> luck with slap packs so when you combine that with the very
> high price I don't use them. If anyone is looking for other
> stuff ask me first as I might have it around or be able to get
> it cheaper than a brew shop. Everyone is welcome if we get
> enough interest we can do this again next month. Despite one
> request for a costume (an all hallows eve sort, not garb)
> time this is a working class and if you work you will probably
> get dirty. so practical working cloths are strongly
> recommended wether that is a camping T tunic and true's or
> T shirt and jeans is up to you the basement here is normally
> cool so a sweatshirt or easy to clean sweater is also
> To repeat this will start at 1 PM run till 6 PM then we plan
> on moving to Old Country Buffet for dinner that should allow
> for most folks time to get home.
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