Mead Lover's Digest #0804 Mon 8 May 2000


Forum for Discussion of Mead Making and Consuming
Dick Dunn, Digest Janitor



Re: Mead Lover's Digest #803, 30 April 2000 (Stace)
Trace elements and such in honey (Nathan Kanous)
lurky (
Re: Digest archives, other info on-line (Spencer W Thomas)
SLOW DIGESTS during May (Mead Lover's Digest)
Re: Mead Lover's Digest #803, 30 April 2000 ("gl")


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Subject: Re: Mead Lover's Digest #803, 30 April 2000
From: Stace <>
Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 00:29:36 +0100

I first want to thank all of you for such great ideas and advice on making
mead. I'm still at only one batch and have an itch for many, many more.
Second, I wanted to say that last weekend, I had a taste of mead that just
knocked my socks off. It was a lemon mead, I believe. It was so so good.
I'm hoping that the man who made this wonderful nectar is at least a lurker
of these pages, as I am. Robert, if you're out there contact me and say
hello. I forgot to find a way to get ahold of you.
Anyway, that said, thank you all again. I hope to be up and working as
soon as the bills are paid.

"Do you think I know what I'm doing?
That for one breath or half-breath I belong to myself?
As much as a pen knows what it's writing,
or the ball can guess where it's going next."

  • -Rumi

Subject: Trace elements and such in honey
From: Nathan Kanous <>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 08:52:49 -0500

Hi All,
Dan McFeeley mentions that some folks recommend using rain water for mead
because it is soft. He also mentions that Acton and Duncan indicate this
could be problematic due to some lacking minerals / trace minerals. I've
been thinking of using straight RO water for mead. The only question this
ever created for me was "how much trace mineral is present in
honey?" Anybody got any ideas how much trace mineral or other minerals may
be naturally present in honey? Thanks.
nathan in madison, wi

Subject: lurky
Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 12:31:03 EDT

I have never posted before. It is intimidating because everyone seems like
experts and I have never made a batch of mead before. I subscribed because I
want to try to make some and I would like to know if anyone has some simple
instructions for beginners? (mead making for dummies 😉 )

Subject: Re: Digest archives, other info on-line 
From: Spencer W Thomas <>
Date: Mon, 01 May 2000 13:35:02 -0400


I think I've mentioned this before, but anyway.

I've got a searchable archive at



Subject: SLOW DIGESTS during May
From: (Mead Lover's Digest)
Date: 3 May 00 02:17:38 MDT (Wed)

The digest will be slow during May, as the janitor tries to do other
things. We control the horizontal; we control the vertical; please do not
adjust your set.

Mainly, please do not be alarmed if the period between digests is longer
than usual.

Mead-Lover's Digest
Dick Dunn, Digest Janitor Boulder County, Colorado USA

Subject: Re: Mead Lover's Digest #803, 30 April 2000
From: "gl" <>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 01:02:56 -0700

is this how i post here?….first gentle!!

Well my nephew and I just bottled our first batch which we thought had long
stopped fermenting. It was wonderful….sweet. Now we opened a bottle and
it is sparkling. I am afraid we have made lots of potential
handgrenades…now what do we do? It is not in a good bottle for sparkling.
Can you take it out of the bottles and put it back in the carboy.
Georgie, San Jose,CA

hoping to eventually get this right

End of Mead Lover's Digest #804