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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 2Wheels4Ever, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    I recently tried my hand at some home brewing and I am very pleased with the results. I would love to get into brewing beer, but for now mead has been fun and easy. Honey, water and yeast yields in a pretty good drink.

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  2. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I want to. I really want to brew some sout beverage and then purity it of water.

    Plans are in my head as of now.
     
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  3. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Ya, I was thinking the same thing. What does mead make when all of the water is gone?
     
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  4. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Distill it. ;-)
     
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  5. krivey

    krivey mcminnville oregon Active Member

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    I brew, have been for about 6 years now. If you want to drive up to mcminnville next time i put a batch together, you are more than welcome. We drink a few beers and smoke a cigar or two. Good times.
     
  6. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been curious about it lately. It's becoming more popular.
    From what I been told it's all about patience.
     
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  7. 2Wheels4Ever

    2Wheels4Ever Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    The patience part is hard haha. This mead takes about 5 months to brew and they say it needs about a year to age.

    The stuff tasted like diesel at first but now has mellowed out nicely. It should only get better with age.
     
  8. TacticalDragQueen

    TacticalDragQueen E.WA Member

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    I have wanted to try it....but the prep is sooo tedious.
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    I've been making mead for ten or twelve years now. Got around 60 gallons in my storage.
     
  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    What is mead?
     
  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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  12. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Just started wine making. Blackberry and a rhubarb honey wine in the works. First raking Dec, 23, taste test and let set for a few months.
    Hot sauce will be ready to bottle next week. This stuff will peel the white off your teeth.
     
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  13. receo

    receo Sandy, Oregon Active Member

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    Been making mead for four years and the stuff really transforms with age. Would suggest you try some kit wines as well. Makes it easier to age your goods when you've got tons of different varieties laying around.
     
  14. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Got more frozen blackberry's in the freezer. Starting those after the first of the year.
     
  15. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Any of you guys need a quality taste tester, I volunteer!
     
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  16. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Now I know what wine thief is. That's a friend that comes to visit and sneaks into your wine cellar when you aren't looking.
    :eek:
     
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  17. powersbj

    powersbj Seattle Area Active Member

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    Made a grapefruit mead last year, should be about ready.
     
  18. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    I would love to but hearing this I had to wait for a year stuff:rolleyes:

    I am not a patient person......
     
  19. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Its well worth the wait:D
     
  20. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely.