Re: [SCA Newcomers] Re: Floating your boat
- Yes I was just needling you a bit.... I've frequented the florilegium for the mead stuff many many times :D, never noticed the meadery list though, will have to check it out. Thanks for the link to my site... its still growing :D.
C� Allaidh Dona
mka Jeff Johnston
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On 2011-03-01, at 1:37 PM, Stefan li Rous wrote:
> C� Allaidh Dona replied to me with:
> <<< What about meads..... Forget those mamby pamby beers wines and fruity drinks... make mead :D you can check out my mead site at http://mead.lilleypress.com for lots of research and recipes; period, and not so period ;)
> Mead is so fun to make and consuming it is even more fun, I agree you'll have no trouble finding someone to share it with, never had any trouble finding someone to share my mead with :D >>>
> Well, yes. I wasn't trying to tell folks of *everything* that has found its way into the Florilegium BEVERAGE section. Just trying to encourage folks to go take a look. :-)
> mead-msg (170K) 7/ 5/04 Making mead. Honey based alcoholic beverage.
> meadery-list-msg (26K) 4/ 4/02 Lists and reviews of commercial meaderies.
> Thank you for your comments, though. I did save them and the link to your blog for a future update to the mead-msg file.
> I often do recommend making mead to folks new to brewing. The biggest problem is that it can take a year for a mead to be drinkable and some folks don't have that patience, at least at first. But I've never had a mead fail, while it took three or four attempts before I got a drinkable cider and that was by accident.
> But just in case someone tries to tell you they didn't drink water in the Middle Ages, see this file:
> bev-water-msg (30K) 6/11/06 Water as a beverage in period.
> It wasn't common and the water near towns, particularly downstream, was often bad. And it would not have been served at a medieval feast. Those were times to show off your wealth and your generosity, particularly as host. Serving water then would have been taken as a sign of disrespect and cheapness.
> Lest you think all period beverages were alcoholic:
> Non-Alco-Drks-art (18K) 6/17/08 "Non-Alcoholic Drinks in Period" by Count Gunthar Jonsson, OL, KSCA.
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
> **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
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