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I Brew, Therefore I Am: Brew Beer, Wine, and Meade

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This Saturday August 1 is National Mead Day! [Jul. 29th, 2009|02:32 pm]
I Brew, Therefore I Am: Brew Beer, Wine, and Meade

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Mead is a fermented beverage made form honey, and may very well be the oldest alcoholic beverage on Earth.

What is Mead Day?

Mead Day, organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), is a national event to help increase camaraderie among homebrewers (see What is Homebrewing?) and meadmakers (see What is Mead?) and to introduce or reintroduce the meadmaking hobby.

Each year on the first Saturday in August, homebrewers around the nation are encouraged to invite non-brewing and brewing friends and family to celebrate by making mead.

For more Mead information, visit Talisman Farm: Mead.

I'll be starting two small batches of mead this Saturday. First, will be a Mesquite and Prickly Pear mead. The other won't be a strict mead, but will be a mead recipe made using Agave Nectar in place of honey. Let me know if you're interested in joining in on the fun.

Mead Day Facts
2008 More than 950 people produced more than 820 gallons of mead at 54 sites in 29 states and Russia.
2007 More than 1,050 gallons of mead were produced at 51 sites by more than 500 meadmakers. There were Mead Day sites in 23 states, and in Canada, Australia, and Russia.

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[User Picture]From: selenasaberwind
2009-07-29 08:56 pm (UTC)
Hey! Thanks for posting! It's been a LOOOONG time since I have visited my community, and I thought no one was interested in it anymore.

I will definitely be hosting a meade making party at my house. Probably a rose meade. Keep us posted!
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[User Picture]From: halleyscomet
2009-07-29 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm new to meadmaking, but I'm looking forward to the event.

It'll be a busy day for me though, because I'm also bottling about 10 gallons of beer and starting a Cherry Ale.
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[User Picture]From: jsmusic
2010-07-27 12:25 pm (UTC)

Agave Nectar instead of Honey

I am very curious how that comes out. Please keep me posted.
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