Subject: Mead Lover's Digest #1307, 25 February 2007
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2007 10:11:20 -0700 (MST)

Mead Lover's Digest #1307 Sun 25 February 2007


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Flavor characteristics of single pollenator honeys? (Robert Marshall)
9th Annual UKG Drunk Monk Challenge (


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From: "iyqg" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 14:50:38 -0600

Could someone explain the advantages of using DIAMMONIUM PHOSPHATE & UREA, a
yeast nutrient product of JD Carlson versus using AMMONIUM PHOSPHATE for a
yeast nutrient when making mead.


Subject: Flavor characteristics of single pollenator honeys?
From: Robert Marshall <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 13:46:58 -0800

Hi all,

I'm looking for information on the flavor characteristics of different
types of honeys.

The local beer/wine shop I go to sells several types of honeys, but
doesn't have descriptions of what I might expect out of them.

Of particular interest are blackberry, starthistle, buckwheat,
watermelon and raspberry. They have orange blossom too, but I've had
that before since that seems to be the common one other than clover out
here in California.



Subject: 9th Annual UKG Drunk Monk Challenge
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 12:35:31 -0500 (EST)

9th Annual UKG Drunk Monk Challenge

The Urban Knaves of Grain announce that the Drunk Monk Challenge 2007
will soon be upon us! The competition is sanctioned by the American
Homebrewers Association, and is a qualifying event for MCAB and the
Midwest Homebrewer of the Year circuit.

The competition is scheduled for March 09 and 10, 2007, to be held at
Walter Payton's Roundhouse in Aurora, IL. As in previous years, the DMC
features the Menace of the Monastery, a special category consisting of
styles which are monastic in origin: Belgian Blonde, Dubbel, Tripel,
Pale, Strong Golden and Strong Dark Ales, as well as German Doppelbock.

Of special note is that the winners of the Beer BOS and MOM will have the
opportunity to assist in the scaling up and brewing of their award-winning
recipe at Walter Payton's Roundhouse, of Aurora, IL, and Govnor's Public
House, of Lake In The Hills, IL. Please see rules for details.

Drunk Monk Challenge online entries are $7 for the first entry, and $5 each
additional entry; paper entries are $7 each. Menace of the Monastery entries
are $5 each, ONLINE ONLY!

Entries will be accepted between February 19 and March 3. There are several
drop off locations in the Chicagoland area.

Full details, rules, entry forms, etc. can be found at the UKG website:

Good luck and thanks!

Na Zdrowie,
John Kleczewski
2007 DMC organizer

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