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Marion
05-31-2005, 02:31 PM
Forgive me if this topic has been discuss previously.

Living in SW Virginia and being limited in travel, I personally never had the opprotunity to sample Meads, other than my own. I have no idea how good, or how bad, my Mead is, in comparison to other Meads.

At least in my case, the actual sampling of your Mead may be the best learning experience.

Is it possible, and is there an interest in having a Mead exchange?

Norskersword
05-31-2005, 05:51 PM
Sorry, I live in CA. Is exchange by shipping an option?

You might want to try kwmeads.com and take a look at all their commercial meads.

toolboxdiver
05-31-2005, 06:38 PM
I'm into trying it. I just bottled a dry Blueberry Melomel which is quite good for 9 months, about 6 months in the bottle will make it just right. I also have a Ginger mead which looks like it may be awsome in a few months, its crystal clear and tasted quite good at bottling. My cysers are a few months away from bottling and my pyment has about 6 months in the carboy and a few rackings. Marion PM me if you want to go for it.

matt_maples
05-31-2005, 07:06 PM
I would l0ove to particicpate in a mead exchange. Our local brew club (of aroud 250 members) does a mead exchange that is a ton of fun. If you are woried about the logistics of shuch a venture please take a look at

http://www.beeradvocate.com/forum/list.php?topic_id=10

We do it all the time on Beer Advocate. Personal exchanges of beer, mead and wine happen all the time without incedent.

Matt

Lagerman64
06-02-2005, 02:08 AM
I'm game, when they're ready I'll let you know ;)

toolboxdiver
06-02-2005, 06:27 AM
Hey Lagerman, you still have a excess of carboys available.....if so PM me and we can set up a place for me to pick up a few....Thanks

Marion
06-02-2005, 07:51 AM
I'm game. For all that are interested, let's set a date to swap one sample. How does the first week of August sound? What size sample?