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The MeadMakr Podcast is your home for All Things Mead. In each episode we bring you news, interviews, and guides to help make your mead better. The MeadMakr Podcast is hosted by two regular guys, Allen and Tysen, who like you want to learn the secrets of making great mead. Discover with them how you can take a simple ingredient like honey and turn it into the world's oldest known alcoholic beverage, mead. The process to make mead is easy, but we bring you the experts in the community to help you turn that beautiful honey into the nectar of the gods.

The MeadMakr Podcast is your home for All Things Mead. In each episode we bring you news, interviews, and guides to help make your mead better. The MeadMakr Podcast is hosted by two regular guys, Allen and Tysen, who like you want to learn the secrets of making great mead. Discover with them how you can take a simple ingredient like honey and turn it into the world's oldest known alcoholic beverage, mead. The process to make mead is easy, but we bring you the experts in the community to help you turn that beautiful honey into the nectar of the gods.
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The MeadMakr Podcast is your home for All Things Mead. In each episode we bring you news, interviews, and guides to help make your mead better. The MeadMakr Podcast is hosted by two regular guys, Allen and Tysen, who like you want to learn the secrets of making great mead. Discover with them how you can take a simple ingredient like honey and turn it into the world's oldest known alcoholic beverage, mead. The process to make mead is easy, but we bring you the experts in the community to help you turn that beautiful honey into the nectar of the gods.

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Episodes

MC59: Mazer Cup 2017

1/28/2018
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Join Tysen in Episode 59 of the Meadcast, as he interviews two organizers of the Mazer Cup. Learn the ins and outs of running the world’s largest mead only competition, and whet your appetite for joining us at the 2018 Mazer Cup in just a few short months! http://traffic.libsyn.com/meadmakr/Meadcast059.mp3 Right click here to download the … Continue reading "MC59: Mazer Cup 2017" The post MC59: Mazer Cup 2017 appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:01:08:17

MC058: Domras Cup 2017

12/27/2017
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One of Tysen’s many 2017 mead trips found him at the Domras Cup in Savannah, GA. In Episode 58, Tysen interviews Nate Watkins (home mead maker and judge), Chris Stovall (head judge), and Mike Tripka (famous mead maker). They discuss what it is like judging, hosting a competition, and the history of the Domras Cup, … Continue reading "MC058: Domras Cup 2017" The post MC058: Domras Cup 2017 appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:58:34

MC057: Ultimate Wine-Like Mead with Hermit Woods

12/27/2017
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In what feels like forever ago, we sat down with Ken Hardcastle from Hermit Woods Winery to discuss his efforts in making mead into table wine. One of Hermit Woods’ goals is to replace your traditional red and white wines with suitable melomels that serve the same role. Having tasted his wares, I’d say he … Continue reading "MC057: Ultimate Wine-Like Mead with Hermit Woods" The post MC057: Ultimate Wine-Like Mead with Hermit Woods appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:48:43

MC056: Talking with Talkington – Zeus Juice?

6/28/2017
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In episode 56, we welcome Jon Talkington from Brimminghorn Meadery on the Meadcast to talk about his meadmaking process! Learn about the oldest discovered fermented beverage from Jiahu, and Jon’s take on a mead variant. http://traffic.libsyn.com/meadmakr/Meadcast056.mp3 Right click here to download the mp3 directly. Drinks in this Episode Tysen’s Intro Beverage: Chateau Jiahu (Dogfish Head … Continue reading "MC056: Talking with Talkington – Zeus Juice?" The post MC056: Talking with...

Duration:00:21:09

MC055: Oh Nuts! with Garagiste Meadery

3/6/2017
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In Episode 55 of the Meadcast we are fortunate to host Chad Wiltz of Garagiste Meadery as he walks us through the best processes to make mead with nuts. I learned a lot in this episode, and if you’ve ever wanted to make your own PB&J mead, be sure to follow these steps to success. http://traffic.libsyn.com/meadmakr/Meadcast055.mp3 Right … Continue reading "MC055: Oh Nuts! with Garagiste Meadery" The post MC055: Oh Nuts! with Garagiste Meadery appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:49:30

MC054: Light and Crushable — East Coast Session Mead Tasting

2/20/2017
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The Meadcast conducts another mead tasting with our West Coast friends, revisiting session meads but with a decidedly East Coast flavor. Join us to learn about why these meads from Charm City Meadworks, Groennfell Meadery, and Havoc mead are “light and crushable.” http://traffic.libsyn.com/meadmakr/Meadcast054.mp3 Right click here to download the mp3 directly. Drinks in this Episode … Continue reading "MC054: Light and Crushable — East Coast Session Mead Tasting" The post MC054: Light and...

Duration:00:59:19

MC053: The Cyser Sequel

1/29/2017
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The Cidersage Dan Daugherty joins us on the Meadcast for a Cyser Sequel. In this episode we’ll taste our episode 19 Cyser Challenge cysers, talk apple varieties, and Dan will tell us about his new commercial venture, St Vrain Cidery, which recently opened in Longmont, CO. Also, tune in to hear the latest news about Tysen’s upcoming Domras … Continue reading "MC053: The Cyser Sequel" The post MC053: The Cyser Sequel appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:49:43

MC052: How to Pair Food and Mead

1/16/2017
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We welcome Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor onto the Meadcast in episode 52 to discuss pairing meads with food. Chrissie has written a phenomenal book on the art of pairing meads releasing in a few short weeks, and we highlight some of the golden nuggets of the book. When it comes out, be sure to pick up … Continue reading "MC052: How to Pair Food and Mead" The post MC052: How to Pair Food and Mead appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:51:14

MC051: Happy New Mead Year (Merry Meadmust 2016)

1/3/2017
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Happy New Mead Year! In episode 51, Tysen and Allen recap their merry mead year while celebrating Meadmust (if only a few days late). We’ll cover our 2016 travels, how to pronounce Polish meads, and some segments that didn’t make it into the proper episode recordings for 2016. Specifically, you’ll hear segments from Ash Fischbein … Continue reading "MC051: Happy New Mead Year (Merry Meadmust 2016)" The post MC051: Happy New Mead Year (Merry Meadmust 2016) appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:01:19:28

MC050: Make Better Mead – Take 2!

11/23/2016
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Welcome to this, Episode 50 of the Meadcast. No seriously, it’s episode 50! We couldn’t have made it this far without the support of our fans, and in their interest we’re revisiting an early topic on the show, how to make a traditional mead. We’ve had episode 4 out for a while concerning just this … Continue reading "MC050: Make Better Mead – Take 2!" The post MC050: Make Better Mead – Take 2! appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:39:31

MC049: The Smooth Finish of the Soda Mead Challenge

11/7/2016
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In this episode, we wrap up the soda mead challenge. You’ll hear from the guys who helped kick off this competition. We’ll discuss the three winning soda meads from the 2016 Texas Mead Cup. *** It should be noted in the photo above, this does not denote that Allen (left) or Tysen (right) won a … Continue reading "MC049: The Smooth Finish of the Soda Mead Challenge" The post MC049: The Smooth Finish of the Soda Mead Challenge appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:01:08:20

MC048: It’s Time for Tej

10/24/2016
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Join us in Episode 48 for a discussion about Tej (pronounced tedge), the honey wine from Ethiopia. Tej is one of the oldest traditional honey wines still made today, and carries with it a history you’ll want to hear about. We’ve brought on conservationist and meadmaker Ayele Solomon from Bee D’Vine meadery to discuss Tej, … Continue reading "MC048: It’s Time for Tej" The post MC048: It’s Time for Tej appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:55:46

MC047: TOSNA 2.0 — Less Filling (for the Yeast), Tastes Great (for You)

10/10/2016
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We welcome Sergio Moutela back on the Meadcast for Episode 47 to discuss his updates to the Tailored Organic Staggered Nutrient Addition (TOSNA) protocol. We jump right into the changes that come with TOSNA 2.0, so be sure to check out our initial discussion on yeast nutrients and why going all organic works in Episode 22 (our … Continue reading "MC047: TOSNA 2.0 — Less Filling (for the Yeast), Tastes Great (for You)" The post MC047: TOSNA 2.0 — Less Filling (for the Yeast), Tastes Great...

Duration:00:47:35

MC046: Mead in Texas – Griffin Meadery

9/19/2016
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We welcome Bruce Leslie back on the show for a spotlight episode on Griffin Meadery. Tune in to hear some more about why you should check out Texas Mead, especially from Willis. Don’t forget the Texas Mead Fest is this weekend, September 24! Mini Meadmakr’s first birthday bash is keeping us from the trip, but we’ll … Continue reading "MC046: Mead in Texas – Griffin Meadery" The post MC046: Mead in Texas – Griffin Meadery appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:22:43

MC045: We will drink your mead, Shannon

9/6/2016
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In episode 45 of the Meadcast we welcome Shannon on the show to share his latest BOMM recipe. Recall that we spoke with Bray Denard in episode 27 about his Bray’s One Month Mead recipe that has taken on a life of its own in online mead circles. Shannon recounts his experience with making BOMMs … Continue reading "MC045: We will drink your mead, Shannon" The post MC045: We will drink your mead, Shannon appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:29:43

MC044: Plastic in the House

8/22/2016
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We welcome Ash Fishbein from Saphouse Meadery onto the show to discuss using plastic fermenters to make your mead. This might be geared a bit towards larger scale production in plastic (think greater than 20 gallon fermenters but peaking at 55 gallon barrels if you don’t have temperature control), but there are plenty of takeaways … Continue reading "MC044: Plastic in the House" The post MC044: Plastic in the House appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:50:00

MC043: The 5th Annual Texas Mead Fest

8/8/2016
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Join us in Episode 43 of the Meadcast to learn about the 5th Annual Texas Mead Fest. The Texas Mead Association started as a couple meaderies looking to pool their resources and improve the mead industry of Texas. Today it sports six members, and their annual Mead Fest is one of the largest public mead … Continue reading "MC043: The 5th Annual Texas Mead Fest" The post MC043: The 5th Annual Texas Mead Fest appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:30:20

MC042: How to #SodaMead

7/25/2016
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Join us in Episode 42 of the Meadcast to learn more about the meads we are making for the #SodaMead #MeadChallenge. We also have some tips from The Colony Meadery concerning how to make A Good Sarsaparilla. http://traffic.libsyn.com/meadmakr/Meadcast042.mp3 Right click here to download the mp3 directly. Drinks in this Episode Allen: Root of All Evil … Continue reading "MC042: How to #SodaMead" The post MC042: How to #SodaMead appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:33:48

MC041: Bursting with Flavor (Good and Strange)

7/11/2016
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We welcome Greg and Mike from The Colony Meadery in Allentown,PA to discuss how they make meads “burst with flavor.” It’s a pretty bold assertion, meads bursting with flavor, but their product stands up to the description. Learn how they do it in episode 41 of the Meadcast, where Mike shares his tips to make … Continue reading "MC041: Bursting with Flavor (Good and Strange)" The post MC041: Bursting with Flavor (Good and Strange) appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:40:41

MC040: He Who Controls the Spice, Controls the Universe

6/28/2016
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Are you a hot spice fanatic looking for something new to try? Be sure to check out Orchid Cellar in Middletown, MD for a tour of some of the world’s hottest peppers in capsumel form (I hear they even ship!). And don’t forget to tune in to episode 40 where we taste five of their offerings. … Continue reading "MC040: He Who Controls the Spice, Controls the Universe" The post MC040: He Who Controls the Spice, Controls the Universe appeared first on MeadMakr.

Duration:00:44:13