Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn Hearth Takes Bronze

I just received word that Autumn Hearth, the pumpkin cyser, took 3rd place at the Valhalla - The Meading of Life! Woo Hoo! This mead was entered in the "Other Mead" category described as:

Other Mead (26C) - a honey-based beverage that either combines ingredients from two or more of the other mead sub-categories, or is a mead that does not fit into any other category.

-Safari Bob

Friday, October 16, 2009

Prickly Pear Mead?

I am working on the recipe for my next mead and I have decided to brew a Southwestern-themed elixir. Here in West Texas, one can walk around and pick the fruit from the prickly pear cactus all day. I am still working on the specific recipe but I think that I will incorporate some pepper native to the region as well.

Mmm... Southwest Cactus Mead...

-Safari Bob

Monday, October 12, 2009

Valhalla - The Meading of Life

It has been a while since I posted and for that I apologize. I could give all kinds of excuses but they ring hollow in my ears. So I simply apologize.

I did bottle the Pumpkin Cyser and named it "Autumn Harvest". I am happy with the finished mead and, so far, everyone who has tried it has loved it. So I entered it in the 5th annual Valhalla - The Meading of Life mead contest. I also entered "Black Stone" which is a dry buckwheat traditional.

I am preparing to brew my next mead sometime this week. I will post the recipe here when it is completed.


-Safari Bob