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  1. Default I'm Back! Not that anyone missed me...

    It's ok... It's been a while. I just bottled a year old batch of mead, made another a couple weeks ago, racked it already, and I have 60lbs of more honey coming.

    Doing a little research on potentially doing a large batch in the future re-ran across this site. I said to myself... I remember that place.

    A little dance and a little log-in after a password reset... I'm back!

    Of course it says: You last visited: 09-08-2006 at 05:13 PM

    So seven and a half years ago... What did I miss? :P

    Well, in that mean time I never lost my roots. I've started keeping bees, failed a few times but I keep at it, and I'm back making mead.

    Anyhow, it's good to be back.


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    That's quite the uuhh.. lag time. 7 years..
    It's always great to know more apiarists! Rock on.
    Talk to you in.. 8 years? lol

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    Welcome back, the place is still covered with sticky must from the last meadsplosion, so watch your step...
    Bees stole my signature file!

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    What's happened? Uh, well, I somehow made some obscene number of posts, many of which are even about mead... there's a 300+ post religious discussion somewhere in the hive with no flaming... probably a number of forum upgrades and new tools, we've been talking a lot about not boiling honey, doing staggered nutrient additions, DAP/energizer ratios, not adding acid to mead musts, stirplate discussions, and recently a one-month mead (BOMM)... and a whole lot of discussion about Joe's Ancient Orange Mead and variations on that theme. Or at least that's what's up since I joined.

    Glad to have you back, can't wait to hear some bee stories!
    "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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    Nice synopsis CG.
    Mae'r teithiau golau ceffyl eto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevette Girl View Post
    What's happened? Uh, well, I somehow made some obscene number of posts, many of which are even about mead... there's a 300+ post religious discussion somewhere in the hive with no flaming... probably a number of forum upgrades and new tools, we've been talking a lot about not boiling honey, doing staggered nutrient additions, DAP/energizer ratios, not adding acid to mead musts, stirplate discussions, and recently a one-month mead (BOMM)... and a whole lot of discussion about Joe's Ancient Orange Mead and variations on that theme. Or at least that's what's up since I joined.
    Now we just need to set that to the tune of "We Didn't Start the Fire".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevette Girl View Post
    What's happened? Uh, well, I somehow made some obscene number of posts, many of which are even about mead... there's a 300+ post religious discussion somewhere in the hive with no flaming... probably a number of forum upgrades and new tools, we've been talking a lot about not boiling honey, doing staggered nutrient additions, DAP/energizer ratios, not adding acid to mead musts, stirplate discussions, and recently a one-month mead (BOMM)... and a whole lot of discussion about Joe's Ancient Orange Mead and variations on that theme. Or at least that's what's up since I joined.

    Glad to have you back, can't wait to hear some bee stories!
    So what you're saying is.... I'm doing it all wrong?

    I don't' boil honey, but then again a bochet is slated in my future... Staggered nutrient additions? Already do that. 1/4 tsp each day for the first 5 days. Maybe not staggered enough though.

    Not adding acid? Old habits are hard to break and I seem to get better results with a bit of citrus added.

    One month mead? This I gotta see.

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    LOL. Welcome to better mead making at GotMead, where you are still free to do whatever the heck you want.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Don't Panic!

    From Portugal to Poland, on a perpetual pursuit for more honey.....

    Issues unique to the Netherlands at
    http://www.gotmead.com/forum/showthr...880#post222880

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    Welcome back.

    Where'd you get the fancy air lock?
    Making Mead With TLC since 2010

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAlchemist View Post
    Welcome back.

    Where'd you get the fancy air lock?
    I love that air lock.. It's glass and worth the money. I bought this exact one here:

    http://beer-wine.com/products/glass-fermentation-lock

    That store is only about an hour away from me and worth the drive.

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