View Full Version : How many batches in progress?

David Baldwin
01-16-2005, 12:05 AM
Ok, how many batches do you have in progress, and wh3.at size batch?

Currently I have 3 3.5 gallon batches in progress with enough honey to start 2 more batches.

01-16-2005, 12:21 AM
Hmm, at he moment...
1 Gal trad mead
1 Gal trad mead version 1.2
4 L ancient orange
6 gal cranberry mel

On a side note is a mead in progress untill its finished fermenting and is "drinkable" OR
Is a mead in progress untill its ready to be drunk?

01-16-2005, 12:43 AM
1gal Vanilla
1gal Show
1gal Gooseberry
3gal Show

Plan on starting an Acient Orange as soon as I can free up a carboy.

01-16-2005, 01:48 AM
Here's where I am thus far:

10 gal orange blossom show mead - sweet
5 gal yeast test
5 gal new year cyser - sweet
5 gal Mutiny on the Bounty Cyser - sweet
5 gal Mutiny on the Bounty Cyser - dry
5 gal cyser - medium sweet
5 gal sage show mead - medium sweet
5 gal mesquite show mead - medium sweet
1 gal buckwheat show mead - medium sweet
1 gal experimental spiced cyser - medium sweet



01-16-2005, 08:21 PM
*(thinks Oskaar will need help drinking all that)* ;)

so far i just have my five gallon batch of cysler, but i want to start a batch of anchient orange soon :)

01-16-2005, 09:39 PM
I have my first 20 L traditional mead currently fermenting, about a week old.

01-17-2005, 09:23 AM
Okay, here's what we've got going thus far:
5 gallons chocolate raspberry coffee mead
5 gallons vanilla meth,
3 gallons of guava mel,
3 gallons clover sweet traditional,
9 gallons of orangeblossom sweet,
6 gallons of cinnamon meth (still degassing and ready to bottle),
5 gallons lemonade mel,
6 gallons tupelo sweet.
5 gallons blueberry aging right now,
3 gallons apple pie cyser,
1 gallon oops mead (wasn't supposed to ferment but oh well),
1 gallon cyser.

I think that's it...

01-17-2005, 09:57 AM
5 gals Champange-style mead (dry, high alcohol, will be sparkling)
5 gals strawberry melomel
5 gals mead port
5 gals sweet cherry melomel
25 gals medium-sweet show mead
5 gals blueberry melomel
5 gals blackberry melomel
5 gals peach melomel
5 gals raspberry melomel
5 gals raspberry wine
5 gals tart cherry melomel
15 gals cider
45 gals cyser
5 gals sweet show mead using honey from my hives
5 gals red plum melomel
5 gals stanley plum melomel
5 gals elderberry melomel
5 1 gal show meads (yeast test)
5 gals multi-fruit melomel
5 gals concord grape wine
5 gals cranberry melomel
6 gals port (from a kit)

On tap:
5 gals sweet concord grape melomel
5 gals cranberry melomel
5 gals honey wheat beer

01-17-2005, 10:35 AM
My list grew quite a bit since last time but is still comparatively small...

5 gal. Christmas Metheglin
5 gal. Christmas Cyser
5 - 1 gal. Straight Mead yeast tests
5 gal. Red Raspberry Melomel (currently without fruit)
5 gal. Blueberry Wine (currently without fruit)
6 gal. HIGH Alcohol Blackberry Wine
12 - 1 gal. hard cider yeast tests

01-17-2005, 11:49 AM
Holy cow ScottS! You are 4 gallons away from your yearly household limit and it's only the middle of Jan.!!! Man I wish I had the space for some 15-20 gal batches. Or just more 3-6 gallon batches for that matter.

01-17-2005, 12:25 PM
I checked the law just to be sure - that 200 gals is the annual production limit, not the annual possession limit. ;D Though if you don't tell anyone, I did go over the production limit last year if you include the beer I made. :-\

01-17-2005, 12:29 PM
According to one interpretation of the law, you can officially make 200 gallons of beer AND 200 gallons of wine/mead a year calendar year...

But like I said, that's only one interpretation from someone who says they spoke with the feds about this directly. I have no reason to disbelieve him, but I do have reason to err on the side of caution simply because law is interprative by whomever reads it...

01-17-2005, 01:23 PM
3 gal straight mead, spring honey
3 gal straight mead summer honey
6 gal blackberry melomel
5 gal cyser
3 gal raspberry/grape py-omel ;)
3 gal peach wine
3 gal plum wine
3 gal blackberry pear wine

obviously not enough!