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JLindsey
03-24-2012, 01:50 AM
I'm enjoying my jalapeno-lime mead while brewing an American Brown Ale for my best friend's wedding celebration in May. Friday night and spring is here!
That's all.:D

Chevette Girl
03-25-2012, 01:07 AM
The last week (you know, where it was more than 20C out in March!) has been hard on my pony, who is desparately trying to shed her winter coat before she dies of heatstroke... mostly onto me, or so it seems. I bet she knows I'm allergic!

I'm bound and determined to get some stuff bottled so I can free up some carboys so I can fill them up again... hopefully this time making a proper dent in the fruit still in my freezer (small chest freezer packed with frozen fruit) AND a proper dent in my to-brew list... which keeps getting longer AND keeps having stuff butt in front, as opportunities present...

Right, and I should actually DRINK some of the stuff I've been storing. It's time. I don't think more age is gonna help most of it anyway, I've got some stuff that's going on 5 or 6 years old now...

Soyala_Amaya
03-25-2012, 09:40 AM
I've been crunching my budget trying to figure out how to pay off a debt, get an engagement ring, get some more honey, get some more bottles, get some time to bottle things in between helping my guy move, I'm on the OC board of a group planning a festival in September which has us panicked (the convention space contract alone is around $10,000), I'm working with my kindred to make an open Heathen study group for the area, plus trying to find a new job...and the mead stuff keeps getting pushed further and further to the bottom.

It sucks when life gets in the way off your addic...hobbies. Yeah. Hobby. Right. ;D And people wonder why I don't have time to be PC most of the time.

TAKeyser
03-25-2012, 11:28 AM
I've been crunching my budget trying to figure out how to pay off a debt, get an engagement ring, get some more honey, get some more bottles, get some time to bottle things in between helping my guy move, I'm on the OC board of a group planning a festival in September which has us panicked (the convention space contract alone is around $10,000), I'm working with my kindred to make an open Heathen study group for the area, plus trying to find a new job...and the mead stuff keeps getting pushed further and further to the bottom.

It sucks when life gets in the way off your addic...hobbies. Yeah. Hobby. Right. ;D And people wonder why I don't have time to be PC most of the time.

I've learned that you have to make 1 day a week all about you or you'll stress yourself out. Sunday is my day, everything else gets put away for the day and I do something that relaxes me. It's not always Mead, but it is always something I enjoy and it reinvigorates me for the upcoming week.

Vance G
03-25-2012, 03:21 PM
You folks who have no time, do any of you have a recipe that you yearn to try that requires a lot of ginger and/or ten pounds of honey turned very dark but not burned tasting, just carmelized by melting wax cappings. I need to get one or two batches of something going. I have one carboy apparently tied up for years by rocket fuel refusing to clear or mellow out and a sweet mead that just needs a bottling. In about three weeks bee season starts for me and then I will not have time. Now I do.

Chevette Girl
03-25-2012, 04:14 PM
I've learned that you have to make 1 day a week all about you or you'll stress yourself out. Sunday is my day, everything else gets put away for the day and I do something that relaxes me. It's not always Mead, but it is always something I enjoy and it reinvigorates me for the upcoming week.

Unfortunately when I do that, I often end up getting nothing done because I revel in doing nothing, it's what I like doing best with "me" days...


You folks who have no time, do any of you have a recipe that you yearn to try that requires a lot of ginger and/or ten pounds of honey turned very dark but not burned tasting, just carmelized by melting wax cappings.

If you wanted to try something not too alcoholic that's done pretty quickly, you could give my ginger hydromel (http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthread.php?t=16243)a try, I bet it would be really tasty with partially caramelized honey! I used about a pound of ginger and a pound of honey to a gallon and got something with about the burn level of grocery store "ginger beer".

Soyala_Amaya
03-25-2012, 09:11 PM
[QUOTE=Chevette Girl;186639]Unfortunately when I do that, I often end up getting nothing done because I revel in doing nothing, it's what I like doing best with "me" days...

Yeah...that. I do that. Then I feel guilty about all the things I didn't get done on that empty, lazy day that could have been done.

And Vance, I went through my "to brew" doc, and I don't really see much with ginger. I only have a note to re-do my lemon ginger before I have people coming after me with axes.