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Golddiggie
11-26-2010, 02:12 PM
Is anyone else residing in either eastern or central MA, or even southern NH and ME?? I'm in what's considered "Metro West" basically between the 128 belt and 495 belt (closer to 128 though)... Thought it would be nice to connect with some other 'locals' that are also making mead... If there are enough, I'll start a meetup group... I do already have a LinkedIN group for NorthEast Home Brewers, if anyone's interested (send me a PM)...

dave_witt
11-27-2010, 12:52 AM
Not exactly local, but I'm in Albany, and I know of a few up in Vermont.

Golddiggie
11-27-2010, 01:47 AM
Was hoping to find people close enough that we could meet up from time to time...

YogiBearMead726
11-27-2010, 01:42 PM
Try using the GM Member Map at the top of the page. I counted 6 people in and around MA. You can PM them if you want, but I don't know how close they are to you.

Golddiggie
11-27-2010, 02:02 PM
Yogi, Only see two listed on the map within viable travel range (by car)... Will reach out to those two, but was hoping to see more people... I have to believe there are more members than the map shows, yes? :o

dave_witt
11-27-2010, 05:36 PM
Was hoping to find people close enough that we could meet up from time to time...
Well, I include a slightly larger area in "drivable" range than most people do. If you have a meet or something set up, give me a heads up and I might be able to make it. A 2 hour drive is usually OK with me.

skunkboy
11-27-2010, 08:06 PM
Yogi, Only see two listed on the map within viable travel range (by car)... Will reach out to those two, but was hoping to see more people... I have to believe there are more members than the map shows, yes? :o

Yes, not everyone who is a member is listed on the map, I think you have to opt in for that...

Golddiggie
11-27-2010, 08:37 PM
Yes, not everyone who is a member is listed on the map, I think you have to opt in for that...

I added my location to the listing...

Golddiggie
12-02-2010, 12:38 AM
I've located a good source for fruits that can be used in meads/melomel's... Restaurant Depot (the one I go to) has mango's, prickly pears, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi's, and more, all at reasonable prices (and much better than I've seen them in the grocery store)... If anyone in the area wants to get together for a run, let me know... We could, also, go back to the hovel and mix up a batch, or three... :D I had to get an 18" whip while I was there, along with a good skimmer (much better than using a spoon)... ;D

Also, post up what weekend(s) are good for you to have a gathering... I realize that things could be tight before xmas, so it could be early next year too...

I'm pretty stoked about having a close by place where I can get these different fruits...

SpamDog
12-03-2010, 09:53 PM
Well, I am not super local as I am in Northern Vermont. However I have family in the Manchester, NH area that we visit every few months, I'd love to be able to join in on some gatherings if I can make them coincide with a visit down that way. Keep me in mind if you start something

SpamDog

Golddiggie
12-03-2010, 09:56 PM
I'm bottling brews tomorrow, and trying to get a brew-day together for next Saturday (the 11th)...

Once any of my mead batches are ready for next stage, I'll post up... I'm hoping that will be sometime soon...

Send me a PM for when you'll be down this way next and I'll let you know what's going on as that time grows near...

Brad Dahlhofer
12-10-2010, 01:55 AM
IanB is in Salem.

Golddiggie
12-10-2010, 02:22 AM
I think I had seen that someplace before Brad, but thanks for the reminder...

I am starting a brew on Saturday (hope my honey arrives tomorrow/Friday) that's going to be a modified vanilla porter... If any other members want to come on down to Natick, I can fit a few more people in the brew-house/kitchen... ;D