I homebrewed while I was in college and had tons of free time. We brewed a bunch of beer. I must have done 5 gallons every 2-3 weeks for 2 years.
Mostly Pale Ales, IPA's, stuff like that.
We used to go to homebrew parties, where eveyone could only bring homebrew. No beer, no admit
My local brew supply closed it's doors which made it harder to find time. Then I had my buddies homebrew which he was kegging in 5 gallon soda kegs. After that, I promised myself I'd never bottle again.
If you ever start, I can dig out some recipes.
As far as Mead goes, I've only tried the sickly sweat Chaucer's stuff. Feel free to send my a bottle
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