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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
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    Grand Rapids, MI
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    Default How many batches in progress?

    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.
    David Baldwin
    Michigan Meadery LLC

    www.michiganmeadery.com

  2. Default Re: How many batches in progress?

    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?

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    1gal Vanilla
    1gal Show
    1gal Gooseberry
    3gal Show

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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    The OC
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    Default Re: How many batches in progress?

    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

    Cheers,

    Oskaar
    Is it tasty . . . precious?

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    *(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

  6. #6
    ftc Gotmead Visitor

    Default Re: How many batches in progress?

    I have my first 20 L traditional mead currently fermenting, about a week old.

  7. #7

    Default Re: How many batches in progress?

    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...

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    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

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
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    Default Re: How many batches in progress?

    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

  10. Default Re: How many batches in progress?

    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.

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    I checked the law just to be sure - that 200 gals is the annual production limit, not the annual possession limit. Though if you don't tell anyone, I did go over the production limit last year if you include the beer I made.

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    Default Re: How many batches in progress?

    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...

  13. Default Re: How many batches in progress?

    hmmmmm:
    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!

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