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« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2011 04:30:56 AM »

I decided to go with succulents and recycled wine bottles, so I wouldn't have to deal with flowers... Too expensive and in the end, I found other things I wanted to spend the money on (like the honeymoon!!)

I love mason jars! We are using a ton of burlap and twine in our decorations, so between mason jars and the wine bottles I am painting with chalkboard paint, I hope we get a cohesive look hahaha
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2012 10:15:28 AM »

What recipe(s) are you using for the Mead? I'm a brewer myself and have been thinking about doing something like this.
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2012 11:21:43 AM »

Props for this project.
I am a giant interest in home brew (beer, wine, mead,...distilling if I could find a good source to actually legally do it). Keep pondering making a small 1 gallon batch of basic mead but not sure if it's really my thing (never had mead) so the time investment seems iffy.
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2012 01:50:26 PM »

What recipe(s) are you using for the Mead? I'm a brewer myself and have been thinking about doing something like this.

The recipes aren't really from any one place... my fiance did a lot of research from different places online and made his own recipe. One thing we are having problems with are the honeys purchased at farmers markets and from local sources. I guess there is still some stuff living in them.

Props for this project.
I am a giant interest in home brew (beer, wine, mead,...distilling if I could find a good source to actually legally do it). Keep pondering making a small 1 gallon batch of basic mead but not sure if it's really my thing (never had mead) so the time investment seems iffy.

One gallon batches are a really great idea. My fiance has always used 5 gallon carboys, so if something goes wrong, it's about $100 down the drain. Experimenting with smaller batches shouldn't be too bad.

Another thing I would recommend before starting is to talk to the people running your local homebrew store. We have lived in two states, and at both residences we have found nearby homebrew stores. When something starts to get weird, you can take a sample in to get some help saving your batch before it is too late.

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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2012 01:56:01 PM »

For sure for sure. the dudes that run the one here have been super helpful with my soda evildoers and have been super helpful with my questions about what is needed and not for the starting home brewer.
I may just really need to suck it up and go get the one gallon and give it a go.
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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2012 01:56:48 PM »

I have drank Meade, cider, wine, and beer from home brewers. The Meade was good, but very strong. I like the idea of making Meade for your wedding, with its connection to the history of a honeymoon. That is where it gets its name from.

Although I have been interested in brewing for at least a decade, I have just started my first wine. I plan to make a stout as well. I am not really a beer drinker but want something to try while I wait for the elderberry wine. Maybe I will try Meade next.

I was always put off by the expense and all the equipment. I decided to make it by the gallon. Much less expense to start up and takes up less space in my over crowded apartment.
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2012 05:40:22 PM »

fantastic pics, I love pics, its so much easier to see rather than read, it always makes more sense to me.
My own mead is bubbling along and you have definately inspired me to give another batch a go with differant flavours.
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2012 06:11:50 AM »

fantastic pics, I love pics, its so much easier to see rather than read, it always makes more sense to me.
My own mead is bubbling along and you have definately inspired me to give another batch a go with differant flavours.
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I'm glad you are inspired! I wish you so much luck in your process Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012 09:52:10 PM »

Lucky guests!  I just got into homebrewing a year ago - very small batches - half gallon in 2 liter soda bottles.

Most of my stuff is wine, but I'm in the process of finishing a maple mead.  (Just sampled some of it - it is ridiculously strong!)

I'm going to make up a large batch of "burnt" mead - just cook the honey 'til it looks dark and water it down again and add the nutrients.  It takes a ton of time for the honey wine to turn good, so I plan to finish the ferment and rack it several times.
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2012 07:28:41 PM »

This is a GREAT idea! My partner is very...southern (trying to avoid calling her country.lol) and this would soooo be a hood way to pay homage to her "moonshine" memories from childhood!
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