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Behold the mead thread ...

Discussion in 'Amon Amarth' started by Belgar, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. Belgar

    Belgar The Wallonian Redneck.

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    Yes, some might say "oh dear, here comes the redneck with another beer related thread" .... yes my dear friends of the suncross; I have decided in concert with a few monks friends from the Leffe and Chimay breweries to dedicate this thread to all beer, mead, wine, cheese,.. related produces.

    The above does not include cheap US mainstream watered down beer.

    A way to share the joyce of what we all love and for others the art of mead brewing,...

    Anyways ... since I am stranded in a snow filled Florida, I will resume my activities and finish this bottle of Mr.Boston Eggnog and Leffe beer.

    Due to royalties that Youtube has decided not to pay, I want to promote my Jager adventures and hope for others to share their drinking ventures in the deep woods.

    http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/amon-amarth/260345-belgars-jagermeister-adventures.html

    http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/amon-amarth/260577-belgars-jagermesiter-adventures-part-2-a.html
     
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    Gjallarhorn Member

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    i made some mead like a month ago. waiting for it to ferment still, has another month to go.
     
  3. Ragnaroksprophet

    Ragnaroksprophet Swedishmetal Refugee

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    I don't know how to make it, but im a big fan of drinking it. We have several local meaderies right here in Upstate NY :).
     
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    EvilVince Satan Christ

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    What the hell is mead? I know it's beer but why is it called "mead"? Is there little pieces of bread floating in it or what?

    -Vince

    N.P. Melt-Banana - Lost Parts Stinging Me So Cold (Live)
     
  5. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    I love mead! perfect drink to make you take your pants off, run around, and act like an idiot.
    but I've never done that. ;)
     
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    Gjallarhorn Member

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    Mead isnt a beer, more like a wine. and all you have to do to make it is get some honey, mix with water. and add yeast. a lot more complicated then that but thats the basics.
     
  7. Belgar

    Belgar The Wallonian Redneck.

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    Mead is great ... it reminds me of the mead that we could drink at Wacken; that is if you could fight your way in through all the bees.

    Mead is fermented honey, I last drank some at Wacken and in Belgium at a Gallic open air museum, depending of the kind, it can taste more like a sugary white wine than regular beer. The one glass I drank in Belgium got me tipsy rather quickly.
    Usually sugar turns into alcohol but I don't know why they prefered honey to other fruits that also contain sugar .... maybe Tyra can enlighten us.

    Wacken fans will remember this one
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  8. Pessimism

    Pessimism Endemic Vagabond

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    I've always wanted to try it, but I never have...which sucks.
     
  9. Celtik Militia

    Celtik Militia Dumb French Bastard

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    heh, we have a few Leffe bars in France, they're totally invading us! France to the french! Get those Waloon belgians off our territory!
    lol just kidding, i have no problem with other european brothers, especially not walloons, blood brothers, we shall prevail! :p

    anyway, i drink mead quite often. Whats cool about paris is that its, like what we learn in geography class, a central world-city or whatever the translation is in english. It contains rare products like specialised hospitals, international congresses, economical centers... AND MEAD and whatever other cool products you want.
    I live 15 minutes away from this medieval shop where they sell lots of awsome stuff... the owner is a fascist but people aren't supposed to know that :p only us priviledged nationalists know it. hehe, i'm drunk right now sorry... the hollidays just started so i went out, just got back and decided to say hi to all of ya!
     
  10. Thrymfal

    Thrymfal Snootchie Bootchies

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    a lot of liquor stores sell chaucer's mead, which is a little on the "winey" side, but it comes witha sack of herbs and directions for mulling, which comes out really good.
     
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    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    I can, at least partially. Honey is already a liguid (don't need to spend extra time txtracting the liquid from another fruit), it's easier to ferment and still keep a good taste than most other natural sugars. They did not have some of the other liquid types of sugar, like maple syrup, sugar cane syrup, molasses and corn syrup at the time/in Scandianvia.
    Mainly, though, I believe mead came into the culture by way of the religion. In almost all Indo-European religions, there is a holy drink made with honey. As the religious rituals would have entailed the use of this holy drink both for drink and sacrifice, and as the religion spread, the mead spread with it. So the use of honey to make alcohol may not seem the best way to do so in Scandinavian terms, but if the religion originated in India or Anatolia or on the steppes, then it may have been one of the few sources of natural sugar available when the first rites were performed and then it spread from there.

    If you're interested in how to make it, you should ask Runesinger about mead. She's the highest authority on meadmaking that I know. Her stuff is gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood. :worship:
     
  13. Belgar

    Belgar The Wallonian Redneck.

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    That's great info. It would be nice to know if in anthropology you can study the origin of alcohol in cultures. It does sound fascinating to ask why alcohol came into a culture and why cultures had this urge to make alcoholic beverages instead of the typical juices. I guess it was the after effect. I am sure that more often than not the alcoholic beverages were used in some religious rites.

    So what's everybody's fav beer right now? do any of you enjoy beer and cheese. I know back home in Belgium, it is very typical for beer to have its own cheese made with the actual beer and it sure tastes great.
     
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    Never heard of that, but in Sweden we have Brännvinsost which is great, flavoured with some kind of liquer. Västerbotten is otherwis one of the best cheeses in Sweden, but we have lots of good ones. Other than that, I dont eat anything but Dutch or Swiss ones.

    Concearning mead, Iäve tried both wine-tasting ones and beer-tasting ones, some better than others, but now around chrstmas time, theres a market with a guy who sells mead from his own brewery, very good stuff of the wine-tasting sort.
     
  15. Knarfi

    Knarfi Yaba-daba-doo!

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    Hertog Jan as favorite beer ofcourse. and im a big fan of cheese!
     
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    Thrymfal Snootchie Bootchies

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    Hercules Double IPA is the favorite at the moment.
     
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    Hail to Jagermeister and hail to Mead!
     
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    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    Jagermeister... the quickest way to flush a week's wages down the drain.

    I went on a tour of local liquor stores, and found I was right, not a drop of mead or even anything similar to be found. I did, however, run across my old friend Bärenjäger, so one will make do as he must. ;)
     
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    Bates Swamp Yankee

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    No need... linguistics I'm down with, even if not exceptionally gifted. The only time I usually have problems is with slang terms, as I don't actually speak anything but English and really broken Spanish. :)
     

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