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  • 58limited
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 863
    • SE Texas
    • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

    Texas Mead Cup

    I've been entering the Texas Mead Cup since 2013. This year I sent in four entries and I won two Gold medals. I was a little stressed because I left home in a hurry and forgot my lucky shirt which I've worn every time I've won an award. Instead I wore a new shirt that a friend gave to me on Thursday so now I have to decide which one to wear next year - maybe both?

    The meads that won are: my Mixed Berry Session Mead (a low alcohol carbonated mead) which is a blend of 5 berries: cherry, blackberry, blueberry, black currant, and olallieberry . The other mead is my barrel-aged Polish Trojniak which I call "Yes, It's Autumnal." The Polish mead is a blend of two batches that have been aging in Balcones Distillery Single Malt 5 gallon barrels for a year and three months. One was made with local wildflower honey, the other with sorghum honeydew. A Polish mead is high in alcohol and sweetness, usually aged for several years. I think it is my favorite style of mead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mead_in_Poland

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  • JGo37
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1576
    • the LOU
    • Cookers:

      22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
      CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
      Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
      Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
      Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

      Accessories:

      Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
      BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
      Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
      OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
      Smokenator
      Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
      SnS
      Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

      My Helpers:

      Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
      Instant Pot 6Q Duo
      Nesco Tabletop Roaster
      & the PIT!

    #2
    I thought autumnal mead got you hung... LoL. Congrats on doing something very rare, very well.

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    • 58limited
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      Thanks! I'm pretty pumped, just smoked a celebratory cigar on the porch of the country cabin I rented for the weekend. Watched some deer come to the little man-made pond in front.
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5505
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #3
    Congrats!

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    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6192
      • Colorado
      • > Weber Genesis EP-330
        > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
        > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
        > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
        > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
        to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
        > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
        > Thermoworks Smoke
        > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
        > Thermoworks Thermapen
        > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
        > Anova sous vide circulator
        > Searzall torch
        > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

        > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
        > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
        > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

      #4
      Congratulations!

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3041

        #5
        Congratulations on the having the skills to take gold medals.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12707
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          Congrats.

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          • holehogg
            Club Member
            • Nov 2017
            • 2351
            • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

            #7
            Congrats and I'm sure it had nothing to do with the gear worn☺

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            • Smoking77
              Club Member
              • Mar 2017
              • 310
              • Los Angeles

              #8
              Congrats!

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              • Obi-Dan
                Club Member
                • Feb 2016
                • 476
                • Jersey Village, TX
                • Smoker: PBC
                  Grill: A 20-year-old Webber 22.5" Kettle with a Slow and Sear
                  Thermometers: A Maverick ET732, A Thermapen, a few miscellaneous thermometers
                  Misc: I just seem to keep buying things.

                #9
                I’m headed to the Texas Renfest next weekend. I’ll tip some mead back in your honor.

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