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06-27-2005, 12:59 AM
After spending most of the day Saturday tasting a wide range of amazing meads and wines (as well as a marvelous raspberry vinegar), I spent all of Sunday brewing.

I put together a 5 gallon batch of cider using five gallons of different types of apple juice, a 5 gallon all-grain sweet stout, a gallon of lemon wine, and a gallon of fermented apricots.

What did you brew this weekend? :D

Brian K

06-27-2005, 04:02 AM
On Sunday, two gallons of apricot wine. Am now looking for a recipe for apricot melomel. Peach melomel planned for later today.


06-27-2005, 06:12 AM
I started a 4 gallon batch of Joes Ancient Orange... ;D

06-27-2005, 07:20 AM
A 1 gallon batch of 100% Blue agave wine, 3 gallon batch of Purple sage / Peanut Butter mead, 3 gallon batch of Buckwheat /current mead and 6 gallons of Avocado / Breakfast tea.

06-27-2005, 08:46 AM
I had plans for 5 gals of apricot melomel and 5 gals of strawberry melomel. Both were delayed, probably until tonight.

06-27-2005, 11:57 AM
A busy weekend of brewing... though more brew chores than actual brewing. Let's see, over the course of the weekend I brewed a 5 gallon batch of Belgian Trippel ale and 1 gallon of Joe's Quick Grape Mead. I also racked my 5 gallons of Orange Blossom mead onto its second layer of oak, racked a 1 gallon batch of Oskaar's Spicey Cyser (man I'm already regretting not brewing a bigger batch), racked a 1 gallon batch of mead onto 2.2 lbs of raspberries. Also need to rack 2 more 1 gallon batches today (a spiced currant mead and a date mead).

Also (now that I'm loaded down on honey) some traditional meads in the works: Huajillo, Avocado, Sage blossom. Love is all you mead. :D

06-27-2005, 01:06 PM
More tending than brewing this weekend. Racked my IPA into secondary, and my 1 gallon tester mead (will be almond eventually).

Was going to do another batch of my Gigalo Elf Oatmeal Stout on Sunday, but it turned into a lazy play-EQ2-in-my-housecoat day ;) The stout'll happen Tuesday or Thursday this week.

Dan McFeeley
06-27-2005, 02:13 PM
I started a 4 gallon batch of Joes Ancient Orange... ;D

A one gallon batch for me. ;D

06-27-2005, 09:13 PM
Nothing, I'm on vacation in South Carolina.

All my honey is in Maryland

06-27-2005, 10:10 PM
Duhhh!! Nothn' .... I was looking for carboys...Not really, I was in Big Bear teaching worms how to swim :-\
I found the carboys today along with a corny keg ;D
Besides, I want to wait for the new moon, I can use all the help. I found this link for lunar phases http://imagiware.com/astro/moon.cgi


06-28-2005, 12:56 AM

I used to live in Lake Arrowhead, always loved the trip over to Big Bear. Haven't been there since '87 is it still an ultra small town or has it built up to mini city? There was a furniture store there with wonderful hand crafted natural wood furniture... looked like it came right out of the forest instead of out of a lumber mill. Is it still there do you know?


06-28-2005, 01:15 AM
Big Bear is building up. I usually end up in Fawnskin (I know a couple of girls who have a nice place there) and watch the eagles fish over at the little picnic area in between Fawnskin and Big Bear.



06-28-2005, 01:38 AM
Big Bear is getting...well...BIG. The lake is back to normal, or at least close to it, the rain last winter helped. There are a few furniture shops now, but pricey :'(


06-28-2005, 09:55 AM
Nothing :(, wife would have killed me if I did (daughter's high school graduation). Two down, one more to go :D

06-28-2005, 08:16 PM
i bottled one micro-batch(1qt) of modified jasmine mead.. it was seriously harsh, but it was k1v fermented down to .995.. guess i should have known..
I also started a new 1 gallon batch of red tea mead. :)
I also finished off my last bottle of joe's ancient orange :(

06-29-2005, 05:13 PM
I started a 1.5-gallon batch of lemon wine(Lemon Wine).


06-29-2005, 06:48 PM
today I racked 4 batches, 1- 6 gal cyser, 1- 5 gal cyser, 1- 6 1/2 gal white grape and peach pyment, and 1- 5 gallom Maple Mead, they are all doing great... ;D

Scott Horner
06-30-2005, 08:01 AM
Well the Muse hit me over the head and I had a very productive weekend thanks to all you folks at the B3 event. I brewed up a Perry and some Sake ... there has to be some sort of sick connection there..