2011 meetup
posted November 9, 2010 5:52 AM   RSS

The zoo fizzled... what will 2011 bring Columbus?
posted by ChuraChura to Proposed (22 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Sounds awesome! I was just thinking about what we could do next.
posted by Blasdelb at 6:08 AM on November 9, 2010

Y'know, I haven't been to the zoo in awhile and a Thursday night would work very well for me. I wouldn't mind taking on the trivia again, either, in hopes I could go this time. :)
posted by BZArcher at 10:46 AM on November 9, 2010

I'd be up for the Zoo (or trivia!) All of the dates you name work, I'm pretty free until Dec. 10th.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 5:13 PM on November 9, 2010

If it was after the 2nd it would work. I have a fancy family pass I could drag a couple with me on, as well. I missed trivia and thought it sounded super fun, and hoped to see a repeat in the future.

I should admit to notorious lack of social commitment, however, due to my nutty schedule (but I am working to make a better effort).
posted by rumposinc at 5:44 AM on November 12, 2010

I would love to come to either the zoo or try out the trivia since I missed it before. Unfortunately I'm out of town the 3rd through the 8th, so the timing might be tricky. I'll do my best to make it if possible, but if not you can definitely count me in for next time.
posted by thejanna at 5:21 AM on November 13, 2010

Now that I know this exists (hello!) I would enjoy going to the Zoo; dates after NaNoWriMo and the end of the academic quarter (i.e. the 8th and 9th) are better than those before. I'm a member at the Zoo (sorry, no free guests on my pass) so the cost wouldn't bother me.
posted by SMPA at 7:04 PM on November 13, 2010

I'll go ahead and call it for December 9.
posted by ChuraChura at 2:59 PM on November 14, 2010


Where should we try to meet at the zoo? The main gate, or somewhere inside?
posted by BZArcher at 10:43 AM on November 16, 2010

In an instance of "I am wicked lame," I can't make it on December 9th. That week is looking a little suspect for me, so I'm hesitant to try to reschedule. I hope you guys make it to the zoo, though!
posted by ChuraChura at 11:18 AM on November 28, 2010

Aw, sorry to hear that!
posted by BZArcher at 6:11 AM on November 29, 2010

I know :-( I have a friend in town for a short period of time, and I need to do other things, and it's frustrating.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:46 AM on November 29, 2010

Well, at least you get to see the friend. :)
posted by BZArcher at 6:46 AM on November 30, 2010

Drat! I just saw this again. I won't be able to make it either. `,:|

Hopefully I'll see you folks in the new year :)
posted by Solon and Thanks at 2:12 AM on December 4, 2010

I was a bit on the fence about whether or not it made sense for me. Since I'm the only one still confirmed for the event perhaps we should cancel it and try again next year?
posted by Blasdelb at 1:59 PM on December 4, 2010

That seems reasonable.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 3:53 PM on December 4, 2010

If we could find a source of honey I could host a mead making party?
posted by Blasdelb at 11:14 AM on December 6, 2010

Blasdelb - how much honey would you need?

I'd love to try my hand at making an ancient orange.

Alternatively, we could just go to House Wine or somewhere else serving Bros. Drake and just get hammered on Mead without needing to wait 6 months for it to ferment. :)
posted by BZArcher at 4:59 PM on December 7, 2010

For a batch in my five gallon carboy (19L) we would need 10 to 16 lbs (4 to 7 kg) of honey. This would make a bit more than 20 wine bottles worth. I've also got three [1 gallon] jugs with which we could make up to two [1 gallon] batches each requiring 2.5 lbs (1kg) of honey. Each gallon would make about 4 wine bottles.

We could call it "MetaFilter is where I am a Viking", make nice labels, and send a bottle to each of the mods.
posted by Blasdelb at 6:04 PM on December 8, 2010

.....I really kinda like that idea.
posted by BZArcher at 12:06 PM on December 21, 2010

I'd be all for that! Though I think we should just post pictures of the mead, and then drink it all ourselves in a mocking fashion.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 9:38 AM on December 22, 2010

I've now got more than enough honey, 20.5 lbs. Does anyone have the graphic design skills to make a label? Perhaps a [metafilter comment white and gold] viking ship drawn on the classic blue with the title and space for our names and information about it?

I would like to get it started soon because it will take a while to ferment. Depending on when we would want the meetup I might get it started as soon as I get home on the first or second, if this is to soon I will also need, if anything more, help with the bottling.

Solon, we might not be able to get very far in one sitting, the final product should contain a total of at least three or four liters of ethanol.
posted by Blasdelb at 11:38 PM on December 24, 2010

I'd be happy to help with bottling. I'm not much of a graphics person, though.
posted by BZArcher at 4:58 PM on December 28, 2010

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