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    Im sure some of you have met each other in person at the fairs and such, and even sampled each others nectar,...

    I wrote this in a previous post and was curious do any of you trade product?

    Im new at making mead and I have tasted comercl. mead and currently bubbling away at 40gal. or so....

    what does finished product taste like??

    Please, ALL send 1 bottle

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    LOL...
    I'd love the idea of swaping once my first batch is properly aged though I doubt the "ever friendly" customs agents would take kindly to ANY Beverages of the home brewed type being shipped over the magic line that is the border. It'd aslo be kinda cool to do sort of a christmas trade... draw lots/exchange free-for-all But again, oh god the technicalties would probably kibosh the whole plan before it had time to trip over its own feet.

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    It's a great idea and I wish we could openly and systematically trade the fruits of our hobby, but we want to be careful not to promote any illegal activity.

    Unless the United States Supreme Court has as of this month made some substantive decision, it is in fact illegal to ship directly to many states.

    Check out your specific state laws regarding shipment.

    I'm saying that I condone or condemn the practice of private individuals shipping mead to eachother. Just understand that it may violate some state laws, and is done at some perile.

    I'll post a link to state-by-state laws in the "Favorite Links" section of this forum.


    David

    David Baldwin
    Michigan Meadery LLC

    www.michiganmeadery.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik_the_Red
    Im sure some of you have met each other in person at the fairs and such, and even sampled each others nectar,...

    I wrote this in a previous post and was curious do any of you trade product?

    Im new at making mead and I have tasted comercl. mead and currently bubbling away at 40gal. or so....

    what does finished product taste like??

    Please, ALL send 1 bottle
    I'm in the same boat you are here -- I've never tasted anyone else's
    homebrew, but I've got a closet-full in action. If I'd actually had the
    pleasure, I might know what I'm shooting for. Granted, there's some
    fun to the hit-or-miss discovery that is uneducated experimentation.

    Is it legit to drag bottles of homebrew across otherwise draconian
    state lines if you hand-deliver them? Is it legit to trade say .. bottles
    of finished product for the materials to make more? If I could
    find someone nearby and trade a gallon of clover honey for a gallon of
    finished product, it seems like a win-win situation all around.

    It seems to me that though there are plenty of beer-brewing clubs,
    there aren't really enough mead-making clubs. Maybe what we need
    is the equivalent of the Tristero Anarchist Postal System? Our
    currency could be honey.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zweitracht

    I
    Is it legit to drag bottles of homebrew across otherwise draconian
    state lines if you hand-deliver them?
    Again it depends on the state. Check the local laws.
    David Baldwin
    Michigan Meadery LLC

    www.michiganmeadery.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by zweitracht

    Granted, there's some
    fun to the hit-or-miss discovery that is uneducated experimentation.
    Even though I've had commercial mead I dont want to duplicate it exactly... but nice to get a general idea, like you said, better knowledge of what I'd like to shoot for.

    Better yet how 'bout a recipe with a sample.

    hmm....? too sweet next sample please

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    Move to the EU

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    Maybe we should pay more attention to the site we are using.

    I found this on the home page in the classifieds!

    Mead swap (0)
    Want to swap mead with someone elsewhere? Post your request/offer here (No monetary swaps allowed per federal regulations)

    How about that??

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    Vicky Rowe Gotmead Visitor

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    Ha! I knew it! Y'all never leave the forums......


    Vicky - didja know there's 1200 pages of goodies out there on Gotmead?

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    Amen to that Sista Girl!!!!

    Oskaar
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    Ha! I knew it! Y'all never leave the forums......
    Well... Yeah! That's where all the cool hang outs are!

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