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Thanks to all who participated in the Operation Fermentation IX - Mead.

There were 121 entries judged and 70 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewerEntry NameStyleClub
1stAllen MartinPlum CrazyM2D: Stone Fruit MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndBrian StephensTranquil SheepM3A: Fruit and Spice MeadKeepers of Craft
3rdCarlos HerreraChocolate JordM4C: Experimental MeadRockwall Brewers

Winning Entries

Table 35: Dry Mead (11 entries)

1stReni MorrissSwitzer CatM1A: Dry MeadHorsemen of the Hopocalypse
2ndAndy ScherzingerSave The Bees!M1A: Dry MeadCane Island Alers (CIA)
3rdCindy W OberlinBashfulM1A: Dry MeadNINJA Homebrewers

Table 36: Semi-Sweet Mead (10 entries)

1stAllen MartinSemi SweetM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadArizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndCindy W OberlinGrumpyM1B: Semi-Sweet MeadNINJA Homebrewers
3rdBill BoyerBook Of Armaments - Mamane M1B: Semi-Sweet MeadNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys

Table 37: Sweet Mead (11 entries)

1stMatthew HerroldWowsersM1C: Sweet MeadCane Island Alers (CIA)
2ndThor EastSweet HoneyM1C: Sweet Mead
3rdCindy W OberlinDopeyM1C: Sweet MeadNINJA Homebrewers

Table 38: Cyser (2 entries)

2ndKevin MeintsmaLies And Alternative Lies #109M2A: CyserMinnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 39: Pyment (11 entries)

1stJonathan MooreI Wonder If It Remembers Me M2B: PymentCane Island Alers (CIA)
2ndKyle DucharmePyment's Due Volume 2M2B: PymentGreen Mountain Mashers
3rdBill BoyerSir Robin The Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot V2M2B: PymentNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys

Table 40: Berry Mead (10 entries)

1stBill BoyerThe Black Knight V2M2C: Berry Mead North Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndRandy DailyWild Flower Honey - BlackberryM2C: Berry Mead Bay Area Mashtronauts
3rdChris DailyMy First Mead... But On FruitM2C: Berry Mead San Antonio Cerveceros

Table 41: Stone Fruit Mead (9 entries)

1stAllen MartinPlum CrazyM2D: Stone Fruit Mead Arizona Society of Homebrewers
2ndKevin MeintsmaToxic Masculinity #86.2M2D: Stone Fruit Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
3rdMatthew MeadMichigan U-Pick: White PeachM2D: Stone Fruit Mead

Table 42: Melomel (8 entries)

1stTracy KnaussBrcM2E: Melomel Cane Island Alers (CIA)
2ndAllen Martin3bcM2E: Melomel Arizona Society of Homebrewers
3rdBill BoyerLegendary Black Beast Of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh!!!!M2E: Melomel North Georgia Malt Monkeys

Table 43: Fruit and Spice Mead (9 entries)

1stBrian StephensTranquil SheepM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Keepers of Craft
2ndAdam SchaffHoneybeagle's Spiced Bamboo CyserM3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Bräukline
3rdKevin MeintsmaCriminal Intent #81M3A: Fruit and Spice Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association

Table 44: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead (13 entries)

1stRichard AlfonsoLemon Drop Hopped MeadM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Cane Island Alers (CIA)
2ndRandy DailyCherry CobblerM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Bay Area Mashtronauts
3rdKyle DucharmeLcpM3B: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Mead Green Mountain Mashers

Table 45: Braggot (7 entries)

1stJeremy HatfieldMalty Bee JuiceM4A: BraggotBay Area Mashtronauts
2ndBill BoyerHoney BrownM4A: BraggotNorth Georgia Malt Monkeys
3rdJohn BlackBallroom Badass BraggotM4A: BraggotBay Area Mashtronauts

Table 46: Historical Mead (2 entries)

1stBill BoyerMiód Pitny Wiśniowo-MakadamiaM4B: Historical Mead North Georgia Malt Monkeys
2ndWesley KulcakTej M4B: Historical Mead Bay Area Mashtronauts

Table 47: Experimental Mead (13 entries)

1stCarlos HerreraChocolate JordM4C: Experimental Mead Rockwall Brewers
2ndKyle DucharmeBa Burtt M4C: Experimental Mead Green Mountain Mashers
3rdAndy ScherzingerThe Mead-FashionedM4C: Experimental Mead Cane Island Alers (CIA)

Table 48: Texas Inspired Mead (5 entries)

1stKevin MeintsmaBodily Autonomy #134M5A: Texas Inspired Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association
2ndJohn BlackBbq In A GlassM5A: Texas Inspired Mead Bay Area Mashtronauts
3rdJosh MahoneyPert Near Perfect M5A: Texas Inspired Mead Minnesota Home Brewers Association