Ever drink meade?

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  1. Gretsch Man

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    Finally tried this stuff for the first time tonight. Holy crap it's sweet, like drinking honey. It's not horrible, but I don't think I could drink more than one glass in one sitting.

    Anyone like this stuff?
     
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    I like to drink Meade after a hard day of jousting.
     
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    Bout 30 years ago i made a few bottles. Unlike wine it takes forever to ferment because honey has anti yeast compounds in it. Tried it after a couple years and was very good. If your meade was overly sweet that was intentional because they did not complete the fermentation.
     
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    Mead takes years to bottle condition. It's very harsh in the beginning
     
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    I used to enjoy sweet mead. Still do, actually, but I would much rather spend the money on good wine.
     
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    I wish Tournament of Kings at Excalibur served Mead ....:tears:

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    Never drank it but I'd sure as hell eat it till it's head caved in

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    I knew a dude that would brew his own. It was pretty good.
     
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    I make it, but it's not my favorite, I'd rather have a beer or wine. There are many styles, that can range from sweet to dry like champagne. It's kind of a fad right now and there are a lot of makers that put out a terrible product just to sell it.

    They've found a way to make mead in a few months based on staggered nutrition for the yeast. It used to take years, but that has changed.
     
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    Nothing worse than a hobbit all hopped up on meade.
     
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    Got invited to a Meade festival........Couldn't make it............
     
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    If only I could.
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    A Russian friend of mine makes his own Meade, it's much better if it's homemade.
     
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    Why the fuck did this turd float up here?
     
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    its sweet because mead is made by fermenting honey and water.