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Medsen Fey
01-27-2010, 08:18 PM
Someone asked me a question about the definition of a sack mead. Per the BJCP guidelines (http://www.bjcp.org/2008styles/meadintro.php):

ABV:
hydromel 3.5 - 7.5%
standard 7.5 - 14%
sack 14 - 18%

So of course I had a silly question. What should you call a mead that has 19+% ABV? Perhaps we should try to play Match Game! Charles Nelson Reilly, where are you when we need you? ;D
So, in my best Gene Rayburn voice...


Medsen has one that's so strong it's ____________! :eek:

Smarrikåka
01-28-2010, 12:33 AM
How about melhydro, or post-sack (aka "present" [christmas pun, but also time related pun]) mead.

Some more ideas: fermonstered, sick, Medisen

Medsen Fey
01-28-2010, 10:19 AM
I kind of like fermonstered! :)

How about Croaker Sack? (The Southern roots are showing)

Or if you think basketball,
Medsen has one that's so strong it's SHAQ Strength!

rdpugh
01-28-2010, 11:32 AM
rocket fuel

Medsen Fey
01-28-2010, 12:35 PM
How about Rock-A-Fool! (that's what'll happen if you drink it too fast) ;)

Oskaar
01-28-2010, 03:15 PM
....snip....

Medsen has one that's so strong it's ____________! :eek:


...gotten my girlfriend pregnant!

akueck
01-28-2010, 05:20 PM
Legally I think it would be considered "Fortified", independent of the method of manufacture. So you could take a 10% wine/mead/beer and add Everclear to 15% and call it "sack" but ferment a 19% wine/mead/beer without adding distillates and be forced to call it "fortified". :tard:

How about "Ultra"? Would you like some ultramead? ;D

wildoates
01-28-2010, 05:28 PM
Does it have to be G-rated? I can think of any number of names that aren't safe for work.

At least, not MY work. :)

Medsen Fey
01-28-2010, 05:53 PM
...gotten my girlfriend pregnant!

...... Potent mead? ;D
......an Immaculate Concocktion?

Angelic Alchemist
01-28-2010, 11:42 PM
Medsen has one that's so strong it's SHAQ Strength!

it's...Chuck Norris Mead.

wildaho
01-29-2010, 02:18 AM
it's...Chuck Norris Mead.
Chuck Norris doesn't have to ferment mead. He glances sideways at a gallon of honey and it's ready to kick your ass!

Angelic Alchemist
01-29-2010, 01:44 PM
Chuck Norris doesn't have to ferment mead. He glances sideways at a gallon of honey and it's ready to kick your ass!

I heard Chuck Norris can drink a gallon of honey and then pee Everclear. Scientists have tried to isolate the yeast strain living in his gut but the critters keep rioting and burning down the laboratories where they are being cultured.

AToE
01-29-2010, 01:50 PM
;D Oh Chuck Norris.. an old Dune forums joke is that Sandworms ride him as a right of passage into manhood.;)

(That won't make any sense or be funny if you haven't read Dune, or seen one of the films based on it)

Angelic Alchemist
01-29-2010, 04:25 PM
;D Oh Chuck Norris.. an old Dune forums joke is that Sandworms ride him as a right of passage into manhood.;)

(That won't make any sense or be funny if you haven't read Dune, or seen one of the films based on it)

Nerdness confirmed.

AToE
01-29-2010, 04:28 PM
Nerdness confirmed.

Ha, you don't know the half of it!!!

AToE stands for: A Thing of Eternity, which is the English translation out of Arabic for Shai Hulud. I'm a complete Dune nut.:)

Medsen Fey
01-29-2010, 04:41 PM
.....Melange strength?

AToE
01-29-2010, 04:45 PM
.....Melange strength?

:D Lots of nerds we have here! (I've been thinking about a very cinnamon and cardamon spiced "spice beer" braggot... I have a few ideas...)

Angelic Alchemist
01-29-2010, 07:07 PM
:D Lots of nerds we have here! (I've been thinking about a very cinnamon and cardamon spiced "spice beer" braggot... I have a few ideas...)

He who controls the spice controls the Universe.

Brad Dahlhofer
01-29-2010, 08:16 PM
As a commercial mead maker, I suggest we re-classify a sack mead as anything between 15% and 21%. The reason for this is because the Federal government taxes wine (read: mead) in the range of 15-21% ABV at a higher tax rate than meads at 14% or lower.

By doing this, we can keep the classifications of commercial meads in-line with Federal tax rates, and naming/judging specifications and guidelines within commercial specs.

My 2 cents.