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Smoky Day Strawberry
Brewed: October 17, 2020
The day we made this strawberry melomel, with rhubarb and apricots, was the day the CalWood fire started above Jamestown. It rather exploded due to very dry and windy conditions, eventually starting various other small fires along/near the west side of US 36 north of Boulder. Dick, Marcia, and I watched thick smoke plumes as we brewed. The farm was under an evacuation order from 15:40 to 20:40, but we were in the north-east corner of the evacuation zone, well away from any fires, and didn't leave.
Brewed: August 11, 2020
Bottled: May 15, 2021
Originally called Cloudname. After the first racking we decided that it most resembled some type of stratus cloud and was later renamed Altostratus. It a methyglyn with Angelica root and a bit of ginger root. This a 3 gallon experimental mead, by me and Dick, using Talisman farm angelica root.
Brewed: May 15, 2020
Bottled: September 24, 2020
Brewed a pomegranate melomel with Dick and Marcia at TF.
Brewed: February 21, 2020
Bottled: June 3, 2020
Brewed a cherry melomel with Dick and Marcia at TF.
Brewed: November 21, 2019
Bottled: February 12, 2020.
Brewed a ginger methyglyn with Dick Dunn at Talisman Farm.
Brewed: October 27, 2019
Bottled: December 12, 2019.
A currant melomel using red, white, and black currants. This was a collaborative effort by me and Dick Dunn (Talisman Farm), brewed at the farm, with currants grown at the farm.
B'Ela D Brewed: November 2, 2018
A raspberry apple melomel/cyser. Sadly, this one did not make it due to extreme neglect.
Straw in the Pines
Brewed: July 7, 2017
Bottled: July 6, 2018
A pineapple strawberry melomel with pureed fruit.
Pretty in Peach
Brewed: November 5, 2016
Bottled: September 30, 2017
A peach melomel with Morton's Orchard organic peaches. Peaches were peeled, sliced and frozen in September 2014.
Brewed: March 13, 2015
Bottled: Apple Blues May 6, 2016
Bottled: Double Disaster September 7, 2016
Long time no brew. After Marcia's freezer died we were able to save some fruit. This double batch has apple juice and blueberries in one half, and pie cherries in the other half. The one with apple juice and blueberries is called Apple Blues. The other was called Very Cherry, but due to a bottling mishap it became Double Disaster. Melomel.
We Dunn made cyser
Brewed: October 24, 2012
Bottled: Talisman Raspberry Cyser - October 10, 2013
Bottled: We Dunn Made Cyser - December 26, 2013
Fresh apple juice from Talisman Farms went into this double batch. Some old Talisman Farms raspberries went into one batch. TRC had very good raspberry flavor at bottling time. Cyser/melomel.
Brewed: April 19, 2012
Bottled: September 7, 2012
This is our fourth pomegranate melomel. This time with more juice.
Through the Cracks Cider
Brewed: February 1, 2012
Bottled: March 28, 2012
After we finished bottling Just Plain we started a cider with Big B's Apple juice.
Brewed: April 3, 2011
Bottled: Aluneloops - November 17, 2011
Bottled: Just Plain - February 1, 2012
It was a rainy day, trying to snow, when we brewed a double batch of traditional mead. Aluneloops has hazelnut extract.
Berkley Py Brewed: December 29, 2010 Bottled: June 17, 2011
Green and purple grapes picked at Marcia's former house on Berkley St. When bottled it was sweet with good grape flavor. Melomel / Pyment
Solstice Cider Brewed: December 24, 2010 Bottled: March 4, 2011
A cider made with Big B's Apple Juice.
Ginger Snap Brewed: November 20, 2008 Bottled: October 16, 2009
This is a very simple three gallon batch, made with Big B's Ginger Apple Cooler and orange blossom honey. Melomel / Metheglyn
Brewed: October 25, 2007
Created: Doubly Disorganized (x2) BoilBerry & Doubly Disorganized Hippy - November 24, 2007.
Bottled: Boilberry - July 24, 2008
Bottled: Hippy - February 6, 2009
This double batch reflects a certain amount of disorganization during the initial brewing process. No errors in sanitation, but the process did take longer than it should as we had to pause to sanitize some item or other that didn't make it into the bleach tub. One batch turned into a blueberry melomel while the other became a rosehip melomel. We were going to bottle both batches, but again disorganization struck. That's what happens when you don't do this very often. Melomel / Rhodamel / Metheglyn
Double Equinox Eclipse
Brewed: September 23, 2006
Created: Equinox Eclipse Raspberry & Equinox Eclipse Violets - October 19, 2006
Bottled: both - April 25, 2007
A double batch made with clover honey. Added violets to one and raspberries to the other. Melomel / Metheglyn
Brewed: December 22, 2005
Created: Solstice Raspberry & Solstice Prickly Cher - February 2, 2006
Bottled: Solstice Raspberry - June 8, 2006
Bottled: Solstice Prickly Cher - August 24, 2006
Tasted: Solstice Prickly Cher - July 24, 2008. Yummy.
A double batch with Wildflower honey. Frozen raspberries in one, tuna (prickly pear apples) juice and some frozen cherries in the other. Melomel
Brewed: April 22, 2004
Created: Agave at Last - April 22, 2004
Created: Tuna Tequila - September 23, 2004
Bottled: Tuna Tequila - June 23, 2005
Bottled: Agave at Last - October 13, 2005
Tasted: July 24, 2008 - Agave at Last, a little young but not bad. Tuna Tequila, tastes even younger.
Wildflower honey and agave nectar started this double batch. Tuna juice (fruit of the prickly pear) was added to Tuna Tequila. Metheglyn / Melomel
A double batch
Brewed: December 4, 2003
Created: Rosy & Giniper - January 29, 2004
Bottled: Giniper - Noverber, 4, 2004
Bottled: Rosy - February 3, 2005
Rosy is a rhodomel with wildflower honey and rose petals. By mid-2008 we've tried this a couple of times and it is really nice. Giniper has wildflower honey and Juniper berries. Rhodomel / Metheglyn
Brewed: August 14, 2003
Bottled: March 25, 2004
Our first perimel (with pear juice). Perimel / Melomel
Brewed: May 29, 2003
Bottled: November 1, 2003
Sweet woodruff flowers spice up this mead. Only the flowers, no sprigs in the this one. Metheglyn
Brewed: March 13, 2003
Bottled: February 19, 2004
Keep It Simple Strawberry Rhubarb is made with strawberry juice and diced rhubarb. Melomel
Stahl's Cherry Vanilla Brewed: October 10, 2002 Bottled: July 3, 2003 Picked up honey and frozen pie cherries from Stahl's Orchards in Paonia on the way back from Telluride. Melomel / Metheglyn
Gone to Flowers Brewed: April 25, 2002 Bottled: February 6, 2003 Freshly picked Lilac flowers added to half of a plain mead, in progress. Lovely (March 25, 2004) Metheglyn
Pluto's Ploy Brewed: April 25, 2002 Bottled: February 6, 2003 Started by making a plain mead, and splitting it in half. This half got a half case of RW Knudsen Pomegranate juice. Melomel
Stormy Night Violets Brewed: April 18, 2002 Bottled: October 31, 2002 A storm was brewing in the west as we picked violets in the fading sunlight. Metheglyn
Peach Orange Blossom Brewed: November 24, 2001 Bottled: September 27, 2002 A peach melomel with Orange Blossom honey. Melomel
Demeter's Daughter Brewed: October 8, 2001 Bottled: July 11, 2002 A pomegranate melomel made with half a case of RW Knudsen Pomegranate juice. Melomel
Lavender Summer Brewed: June 21, 2001 Bottled: April 4, 2002 Fresh lavender sprigs and blossums. Very fragrant. Happy summer solstice. Metheglyn
Gin Dandy Brewed: April 12, 2001 Bottled: January 24, 2002 First we brewed a plain mead. Then about a month later we added dandelion petals and chopped ginger. Metheglyn
Tuna Winter Brewed: December 21, 2000 Bottled: September 13, 2001 Another prickly pear mead, this time without any added spices. Tried a bottle October 2005. Very good, strong prickly pear flavor. Melomel
Raspberry Brewed: November 9, 2000 Bottled: September 13, 2001 This raspberry melomel has Talisman Farms raspberries and an ale yeast. Slightly sweeter than many of our meads, this one was also ready to drink earlier than most. Melomel
Grapes of Wrath Brewed: September 28, 2000 Bottled: June 7, 2001 Freshly picked green and purple grapes were juiced and frozen prior to brew time. Pymet / Melomel
Lamas Plum Brewed: August 3, 2000 Bottled: March 8, 2001 With freshly picked, pitted plums. Melomel
May Mead Brewed: May 11, 2000 Bottled: January 11, 2001 Another mead made with Sweet Woodruff. Once again we used sprigs with the flowers, which seems to take much longer to age than just flowers. Metheglyn
Keep It Simple Strawberry Brewed: February 17, 2000 Bottled: December 14, 2000 Strawberries, freshly pressed and frozen. Very tasty. Melomel
Full Moon Solstice Brewed: December 25, 1999 Bottled: October 5, 2000 On December 22, 1999 there was full moon on the winter solstice. This mead commemorates that event. Flavored with hazelnut essence. Metheglyn
Lou's Raspberry Brewed: November 4, 1999 Bottled: June 29, 2000 Raspberries from Lou's freezer with some blackberries and sour pie cherries thrown in for good measure. Melomel
Black Cherberry Brewed: October 14, 1999 Bottled: March 30, 2000 Found sour pie cherries, blueberries, and blackberries in the freezer. Melomel
Tough Tuna Brewed: June 24, 1999 Bottled: February 10, 2000 Started by making a cardomom metheglyn, then at the first rack added the juice of pricky pear apples (tuna). Melomel / Metheglyn
Woodruff Waiting Brewed: June 3, 1999 Bottled: January 20, 2000 Sweet woodruff. A May mead brewed in early June. Sprigs of woodruff can taste a bit woody, compared to flowers only. Metheglyn
Blue Moon Violets Brewed: March 31, 1999 Bottled: December 2, 1999 Violets brewed on the second full moon in March. This may or may not have been a Blue Moon depending on your definition. Either way, violet meads are always good. Metheglyn
Cranberry Brewed: March 3, 1999 Bottled: September 30, 1999 Made with mashed 'Ocean Spray' cranberries. Melomel
Solstice Strawberry Brewed: December 23, 1998 Bottled: June 17, 1999 A strawberry mead, brewed on winter solstice. Melomel
Cryser Brewed: November 12, 1998 Bottled: April 21, 1999 A cranberry and apple melomel. Melomel
Falling Cherries Brewed: September 23, 1998 Bottled: March 17, 1999 Sour pie cherries for another cherry melomel, brewed on the fall equinox. Melomel
Snowy Day Violets Brewed: August 13, 1998 Bottled: January 20, 1999 Violet flowers, picked in the snow. Every bit as yummy as Rainy Day Violets. Metheglyn
Charred Mead Brewed: December 17, 1997 Bottled: October 28, 1998 CHerry, Almond and Rhubarb = CHArRed. Melomel
Simple Cyser Brewed: November 13, 1997 Bottled: August 26, 1998 Apple juice and honey make a nice simple cyser. Cyser / Melomel
Peachy Keen Brewed: October 16, 1997 Bottled: May 17, 1998 First we brewed a plain mead, and then added peach juice with some extra honey to make a peach melomel. Melomel
Jack in the Bottle Brewed: October 2, 1997 Bottled: March 25, 1998 First we brewed a plain mead. Then when it was ready to rack we mixed up some pumpkin with pumpkin pie spices and a bit more honey. Vegemel / Metheglyn
Moon Over Millenium Brewed: June 19, 1997 Bottled: May 20, 1998 A thyme metheglyn brewed for the millenium in 2001. Just tried one in February 2005 and now it's getting really good. Metheglyn
Dragon's Blood Brewed: April 3, 1997 Bottled: September 11, 1997 Talisman Farms raspberries make a tasty melomel. Melomel
Jane Triplets Brewed: February 20, 1997 Bottled: February 5, 1998 Plain Jane is a traditional mead. At bottling time we added Orange Flower Water to make Orange Jane, and Rose Flower Water to make Rose Jane. Rose Jane takes the longest to age, after five years she was just thinking about getting drinkable. Plain Jane was good after about a year in the bottle, and continues to improve. Traditional / Metheglyn
Dean's Memorial Mead Brewed: November 7, 1996 Bottled: May 3, 1997 In memory of our friend Dean. Rest in Peace. Apple and choke cherry. Very tart. This one took many years to mellow out. Melomel
Jack O Lantern Brewed: October 31, 1996 Bottled: May 3, 1997 Spiced pumpkin. Very tasty, like pumpkin pie. Note from Diane Dunn - one should not leave spices in, as they can turn bitter. Next time use whole spices in a muslin bag and remove them. This mead should age for a VERY long time. Note from Rebecca - We tried a bottle October 28, 1998. It still tasted very young, with some spice flavor, but very little pumpkin flavor. This one did take a while to age, but by 2001 the pumpkin flavor did come out and this mead became very tasty. It continues to improve with age. Vegemel / Metheglyn
Patched Mead Brewed: October 24, 1996 Bottled: March 13, 1997 Apple, cherry and peach all patched together. Melomel
Second Cider Brewed: October 10, 1996 Bottled: January 9, 1997 It was a good year for apples, so we made another hard apple cider. Cider
Experimental Cider Brewed: September 21, 1996 Bottled: December 5, 1996 A basic hard apple cider. Quite good. Cider
Stone Soup Brewed: September 19, 1996 Bottled: February 13, 1997 This tasty peach melomel got its name from watching frozen lumps of peach slush slowly melting in hot honey and water. Melomel
Cherry Good Mead Brewed: September 12, 1996 Bottled: January 23, 1997 Sour pie cherries do make a cherry good mead. Melomel
Blue Honey Brewed: June 27, 1996 Bottled: August 29, 1996 A blueberry melomel. It's hard to go wrong with blueberries. We really need to do another one. Melomel
Rhubox Brewed: April 25, 1996 Bottled: December 12, 1996 This is a rhubarb melomel. After some problems with stuck fermentation (Tiger Bomb, Rainy Day Violets) we built an insulated box to put carboys in. This was the first mead to go into the box. Melomel
Mintaglyn Brewed: September 28, 1995 Bottled: May 23, 1996 Lots of fresh mint. This one is a bit strange, but it is improving with age. Metheglyn
Maced Tuna Fig Brewed: August 2, 1995 Bottled: February 22, 1996 The juice of ripe, red prickly pear apples spiced with mace. Unusual but quite tasty. Melomel / Metheglyn
Midsummer May Mead Brewed: June 11, 1995 Bottled: January 11, 1996 Sweet woodruff flowers add a delicate flavor to this dry, sparkling mead. Marcia says, "Very subtle flavor. Very good mead." (September 1998) Rebecca says, "Clearly our best woodruff to date." (December 2004) Metheglyn
Persephone's Passion Brewed: June 5, 1995 Bottled: October 12, 1995 A delicious pomegranate melomel. Marcia says, "Really good. Among our best so far." Thanks to R.W. Knudsen for juicing those pomegranates. Melomel
Rainy Day Violets Brewed: May 8, 1995 Bottled: May 23, 1996 Violet flowers picked in the rain make a light, lovely mead. This is one of U2M's best meads. Too bad we only made one gallon. (Note: June 19, 1997 - Very good. Hint of violets in color and flavor.) Metheglyn
Tiger Bomb Brewed: December 29, 1994 Bottled: February 1, 1996 A metheglyn made with Celestial Seasonings Bengal Spice tea. This one turned into a lesson on stuck fermentation and glass genades. Metheglyn
Midwinter Metheglyn Brewed: December 26, 1994 Bottled: June 8, 1995 A metheglyn made with Celestial Seasonings Harvest Spice tea. Very nice. Metheglyn
Strawberry Strike Brewed: October 22, 1994 Bottled: April 13, 1995 We got a really good deal on strawberries. Yum. This one was quicker to age than our previous meads. Melomel
Ginger Peachy Brewed: September 18, 1994 Bottled: March 5, 1995 Based, very loosely on Barkshack Ginger Mead in the New Joy of Homebrew by Charlie Papazian. Freshly squeezed peach juice and ginger. Ginger tends to take a while to age, peach takes a while to clear. Patience will be rewarded. Melomel / Metheglyn
Zingiberaceous Applebark Brewed: September 17, 1994 Bottled: March 5, 1995 Based on Barkshack Ginger Mead in the New Joy of Homebrew by Charlie Papazian. When you are just starting out, you might want to start with meads that don't take so long to age. This sparkling cyser with ginger keeps improving with age. Cyser / Melomel / Metheglyn
Niwot's 'Nilla Brewed: August 20, 1994 Bottled: January 30, 1995 Based on "Chief Niwot's Mead" in the New Joy of Homebrew by Charlie Papazian, this sparkling vanilla mead took a while to age. At five years it was just beginning to mature. At ten years it's light and dry and very tasty. Metheglyn