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    You can use egg shells (Ca++ Carbonate) to titrate up the pH.
    Welcome to GotMead, Sourcheese!
    Making Mead With TLC since 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    That may be possible since you're only a few hours away
    We'll have to meet on this side of the border though, I don't have a passport
    "The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevette Girl View Post
    We'll have to meet on this side of the border though, I don't have a passport
    We may have to meet at the border, my passport may be expired

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    Lol, I'm picturing Chevette Girl standing right on the Canada side and TAKeyser standing right on the U.S side and carefully exchanging meads so as not to cross into the other country.
    Michael


    Not all those who wander are lost.
    -J.R.R Tolkien

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrewinNColorado View Post
    Lol, I'm picturing Chevette Girl standing right on the Canada side and TAKeyser standing right on the U.S side and carefully exchanging meads so as not to cross into the other country.
    Somehow I'm picturing ATF agents sweeping in and hauling me to prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    Somehow I'm picturing ATF agents sweeping in and hauling me to prison.
    Have you no sense of adventure?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivecats View Post
    Have you no sense of adventure?!
    Well since I went back to college for another degree with the hopes of going into Government service I prefer my adventures not preclude me from future employment

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    Well since I went back to college for another degree with the hopes of going into Government service I prefer my adventures not preclude me from future employment
    One should never let an education prevent one from having adventures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivecats View Post
    One should never let an education prevent one from having adventures.
    I'll happily have adventures, just not the ones that will leave me unemployable and if they have they ability to prevent future employment I prefer not to do them in plain site of border agents and/or the thousands of cameras we have posted along the border

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    I bet there are miles and miles of border where there's barely a fence...
    "The main ingredient needed is 'time' followed closely by 'patience'." - The Bishop 2013
    "When you consider that laziness and procrastination are the fundamentals of great mead, it is a miracle that the mazer cup happens." Medsen Fey, 2014
    "Sure it can be done. I've never heard of it, but I do things I've never heard if all the time. That is the beauty of being a brewer!" - Loveofrose, 2014
    "I tend to....um, er, experiment, and go outside the box. Sometimes outside the whole department store." - Ebonhawk, 2014

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    "Break the Law Todd, go ahead break it! Future employment is not important, go for it!" Great advice guys, some friends you are

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    Reminds me of another time & place... I was crossing the border between North Dakota and Manitoba once back in the early '80s, and Canada Immigration and Customs manned the guard shack on the northbound side of the road, with US Customs and Immigration agents over on the southbound side. I was somewhat taken aback because there was absolutely no barrier of any kind on the road at the border (and prior to that crossing, I had only been up to Canada via either the crossing at Niagara or at Windsor/Detroit, where they treated the border with a little more formalism). In fact, while there was a light on in the Canadian guard shack, nobody at first came out to meet me when I stopped my car at the shack. I sat there patiently for about 5 minutes, and then decided to go look in because I didn't want to drive off only to have someone chasing me down later.

    I found the guy in the shack watching TV, and he was clearly a little miffed that I was interrupting his break. But once he realized that I was only trying to do "the right thing" his demeanor changed, he became rather friendly, and he told me that nobody ever stops to check in at that crossing. He also advised that on my way back south if I didn't want to go through the hassle of checking in with the US side (where, frankly, the agents often did full vehicle inspections to relieve their boredom), I should instead cross at the gravel road that I'd passed about a half mile back -- since that road, although no longer maintained, was still passable and was completely open and unsecured. That was where all the locals crossed. He was right; on my way back I found that gravel road and took it back into the US. Nobody noticed.

    I have to admit, I miss those days....
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    if you count Alaska we share just over 7,000 miles of border with Canada and only 1% of that border is secured by 119 internation crossing points manned by actual Border Agents (see mom I have learned something in College). Now the U.S has started installing Camera's (32 in the Detroit sector at a cost of $20K per camera set-up) and the Northen Border is now using UVA Drones so that extends how much is secure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    "Break the Law Todd, go ahead break it! Future employment is not important, go for it!" Great advice guys, some friends you are
    But, if you're caught, just think how wonderfully aged those meads you have set aside now would be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivecats View Post
    But, if you're caught, just think how wonderfully aged those meads you have set aside now would be!
    It would prevent me from cracking open a bottle too soon. I'd also get the new experience of making Jailhouse Brew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    It would prevent me from cracking open a bottle too soon. I'd also get the new experience of making Jailhouse Brew.
    See the new possibilities we're trying to open you up to?

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    ahhhh, what good friends, sorry I ever doubted your intentions lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAKeyser View Post
    ahhhh, what good friends, sorry I ever doubted your intentions lol
    Aw, shucks! All's forgiven!

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