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Hey Friends - It's Been A While

WRATHWILDE

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I haven't been brewing much this past year... I have about 50+ gallons bulk aging.

I was hoping some of my friends here at got mead might help my brother win a contest over at fstoppers. It takes a registration and a couple of posts, plus a followup to vote.

He's currently unemployeed and trying to get a photography business started. The prize is a Canon 7D. He currently has a cheap Rebel as his main camera.

Here's his web page and the instructions to follow before you can vote. There is a 3 day time limit to vote so please act now. Confirmation for me took 4 hours before I got an email saying I was eligable to vote, your time might vary.

His entry is Spitfire. If my advice or recipes have helped you in the past please vote. He's only 7 votes from the lead, please help push him over the top.

His link, includes instructions.

http://www.sanstalbot.com/contest/

Cheers,
Wrathwilde (Jered Talbot)
 

Jord

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Just waiting for my confirmation email for registering and then it's off to share my vast knowledge of photography through three posts! :)

...and then vote of course.
 
S

sima74

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It let me vote right away. That was a great video. Hope he gets it.
 

WRATHWILDE

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Wrathwilde's back for a bit!

Thanks everyone,

I'm really impressed with the work Sans has been doing with his photography. If he doesn't win I'm thinking of buying him the Canon 7D myself... because I'm that impressed with his work. So basically I'm pleading with you guys to help save my wallet from a $1500 bite. I know the 4 posts and a wait to vote are a hassle, but he has a really good chance of winning this, there are only three days left and I'd like to see his vote count become untouchable. If he happens to be winning when you log on to the site, please continue to jump through the hoops to vote. It means a lot to me, and not just because my wallet might take a $1500 hit if he doesn't win. It would mean the world to him too.

Here's the link again...

http://www.sanstalbot.com/contest

In response to your question, Medsen Fey, I don't think he'd have a problem with it being used as a "Non-Commercial" mead label for your personal use, but I'll ask him in any case. He might ask that you keep his name on the image though. I'll get back to you on that.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde
 

WRATHWILDE

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What I want to know is can I use that picture for a mead label. That chick is hot (literally)! I could see that working for a capsicumel!
Sans says you are welcome to use the image. He'll even get you a higher resolution copy if you like. He would like a bottle as a keepsake if you do make a batch.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde
 

d.j.patterson

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Sure enough I tried a different email account and got the confirmation instantly. Strange given that both accounts are with hotmail.
 

wayneb

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Weird! I still have not received my posting confirmation either (more than 24 hrs after I registered), although the site recognizes me and allows me to log in.

Wrath, I'm not gonna dump 'N' emails on this site in order to secure the "privilege" of posting, as much as I'd like to vote for your brother's work -- it really is pretty darned good, BTW. Still, I don't want to create even more spam problems for my work emails; if they can't get their internet crap together and approve my gmail account, they're not going to get me to play.
 

WRATHWILDE

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Calling All GotMead Members

I don't expect anyone to dump a bunch of emails. All I can think of is that maybe you didn't post on the voting tread, and then another 3. If you followed all the directions I don't know what to say... except maybe check to see if the reply got sent to your spam folder.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde

PS - Sans is within four votes of the lead, I'm asking anyone whose logged on and sees this to help me save $1500 by following the link to his site and following the instructions to vote for his spitfire video.
 

WRATHWILDE

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GotMead members are Awesome!!!

I want to thank everybody again, right now my little brother is tied for first place!!! You helped make it possible. There's only two days left to vote, if anyone else here is willing to step up and push him into the lead, I'd be eternally grateful. If he wins I'll send a bottle of mead to everyone here who voted for him, just let me know the forum name you used on fstoppers to confirm. (USA residents only for the Mead, sorry)

Cheers,
Wrathwilde
 

WRATHWILDE

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Mar 19, 2005
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Dubuque, Iowa
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You May Be Getting a Free Bottle of Wrathwilde's Mead

Thanks for all your help so far.

Sans is currently in 1st place (by 1 point). The contest is almost over. Anybody who wants to claim a free bottle of my mead will have to respond here and prove they followed the instructions and at least attempted to vote. Time is running out.

All of my meads have been bulk aging for at least two years. I've got Blueberry, Sourwood/Snowberry Meads and I believe there is an Acerglyn bulk aging as well. You have to vote to claim a bottle. Bottling will be done in November, hopefully in time for Thanksgiving. I've got over 50 gallons ready to bottle, so now is your chance to get in on the action.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde
 

mmclean

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Just voted, "Spitfire" by Sans Talbot is in the lead by five votes.

As a hobby photographer, I was glad to vote for Sans. Really good pic, really good video. Real talent.

Really, I just voted for free mead.

Looks like you are going to have to pay up Wrethwilde! :eek:

mmclean (aka, askme2flashu)
 

WRATHWILDE

Lifetime Patron
Lifetime GotMead Patron
Mar 19, 2005
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Dubuque, Iowa
www.zazzle.com
Really, I just voted for free mead.

Looks like you are going to have to pay up Wrathwilde! :eek:

mmclean (aka, askme2flashu)
That's the Spirit!!!

I don't mind at all, it'll be a lot cheaper than buying him a $1500 camera. I am serious, if he loses I'll be buying him one for Christmas.

Cheers,
Wrathwilde