Subject: Mead Lover's Digest #1156, 31 January 2005
Mead Lover's Digest #1156 Mon 31 January 2005
Mead Lover's Digest #1156 Mon 31 January 2005
Forum for Discussion of Mead Making and Consuming
Dick Dunn, Digest Janitor
RE: Mead Lover's Digest #1155, 26 January 2005 ("Greg Osenbach")
Re: Steinberg / Rudesheimer ("email@example.com")
boysenberry mead ("John D. Misrahi")
Fairy Dew (Charles Sifers)
MLD archive matters (Mead Digest Janitor)
bread yeast (Dick Dunn)
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Subject: RE: Mead Lover's Digest #1155, 26 January 2005
From: "Greg Osenbach" <Greg@carecontrols.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 09:48:16 -0800
Isn't Fairy Dew that super sweet, sugary, thick sludge they serve at
parties in order to give people very bad hangovers? 🙂
Subject: Re: Mead Lover's Digest #1154, 23 January 2005
From: "Lane O. Locke" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 15:02:25 -0600
If you saw how Fairy Dew is made, you would probably avoid it……
> A Paean to a Mead
> (aka, "Fairy Dew")
> by Joe Credit
Subject: Re: Steinberg / Rudesheimer
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 18:06:12 +0000 (UTC)
Responding to David's recipe:
> 12 lbs clover honey
> 4 gals Tropicana Pure Premium orange juice
> 5 tsp yeast nutrient
> WYeast Rudisheimer yeast
Sleuth around the produce section for plastic jugs of Orange Juice that do
not say the word "Pasteurized" anywhere on the label. Unpasteurized OJ has
the original sugar structure intact and will not taste "containery" like
Subject: boysenberry mead
From: "John D. Misrahi" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 08:54:59 -0800
Is this a fruit well suited for making mead? I have some honey and a can
of winemaker's bosyenberry puree…and I was wondering if I could make a
3 gal batch of mead with it..Comments? Suggestions? Recipes?
Subject: Fairy Dew
From: Charles Sifers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 21:11:28 -0600
On Jan 26, 2005, at 11:09 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> Subject: Re: Mead Lover's Digest #1154, 23 January 2005
> From: "Lane O. Locke" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 15:02:25 -0600
> If you saw how Fairy Dew is made, you would probably avoid it……
> Got MEAD?
>> A Paean to a Mead
>> (aka, "Fairy Dew")
>> by Joe Credit
Having tasted Fairy Dew, I avoid it.
Subject: MLD archive matters
From: email@example.com (Mead Digest Janitor)
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 21:04:24 -0700 (MST)
I've updated the digest archives at www.talisman.com/mead: there's now
a whole-year compressed archive for 2004. (I normally wait a while into
the new year so that the "current year" directory always contains a few
Note that there is a searchable archive of the MLD at gotmead.com – the
address for that is now in the digest header. (Vicky set this up some
time ago; it just took months for me to remember to mention it.)
While updating and checking, I discovered that the 1998 archive was missing
issues 700-716, so I repaired it. If you have your own archives you might
want to pick up a new copy of 1998.
More on missing digests: There are still a couple gaps in the archives
from the early days. If any of you long-time subscribers happen to have
MLD 87 or 203, I'd sure like to get a copy…contact me off-list at
firstname.lastname@example.org (I think 87 might not ever have existed.)
I repaired an inconsistency in the .tar.gz archives: A couple of them
had been set up so files would extract into the current directory, while
the rest of the archives would extract into a subdirectory named for the
year of the archive. Now, all extract into a subdirectory.
I've tried to re-check everything, but if you find problems in the
archives, please drop me a note at email@example.com (NOT at
the digest article-submission address, please!)
- —the janitron
Subject: bread yeast
From: Dick Dunn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 20:07:29 -0700
Arthur Torrey, and Randy Goldberg MD <email@example.com> responding:
> > 2. Bread yeast is not generally reccomended for brewing, it tends to give
> > off bad flavors which aren't a problem in bread, but can make brews taste
> > funky.
> In fact, some of those flavors are what make bread taste bread-y.
I'm surprised nobody else mentioned it, but some years back, the Best of
Show at the Ambrosia Adventure mead-only competition was made with
Fleischman's bread yeast.
Not saying this is the best way to go about it, and there are various good
wine yeasts chosen for their attributes in making good wine…only that
bread yeast might not be the devil incarnate.
Dick Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org Hygiene, Colorado USA
End of Mead Lover's Digest #1156