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Weekly podcast discussing mead, mead making, meaderies and mead info from around the world

Weekly podcast discussing mead, mead making, meaderies and mead info from around the world

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Weekly podcast discussing mead, mead making, meaderies and mead info from around the world

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Episodes

5-11-21 – Jeroen Krikke – Kollectiv Mead – Dutch Modern Craft Mead

5/11/2021
5-11-21 This episode, we're headed off to the Netherlands, and hanging out with Jeroen Krikke, owner of Kollectiv Mead in Den Haag (The Hague). Jeroen is a long time mead maker, and has taken his love of mead commercial, with his small, but growing meadery. Jeroen used a sabbatical to start Kollektiv Mead in 2018, following his ambition to introduce The Netherlands to "Dutch Craft Mead". At Kollektiv he makes small batch Dessert style meads, often very fruit heavy, made with modern mead...

Duration:02:35:44

4-27-21 Stian Krog – Mjøderiet – bringing back mead in Norway

4/27/2021
4-27-21 This week on Gotmead Live we're going international! Our guest is Stian Krog, owner of Mjøderiet in Norway, the first meadery to bring back mead in that country. This episode is not live, we got together with Stian yesterday so he wouldn't be up at 3 am! Stian started brewing beer in 2011 and got curious about mead around the same time. He and Erlend Johnsen (now one of the Mjøderiet partners) made their first traditional in 2012 and increasingly made more and more batches during the...

Duration:02:19:27

4-13-21 Pierre Rodrigue – Making Mead and Wine in Canada

4/13/2021
4-13-21 Tonight we're chatting with Pierre Rodrigue, a prolific wine and meadmaker living in Alberta, Canada. Pierre has been fermenting wine since 1985. His early batches consisted of kits, and fruits and berries. As there weren’t a lot of publications then and zero internet, he learned a lot by trial and error. Pierre began mead making in the fall of 2016, and has won several medals and Best of Show at Canada’s Mellarius Cup. His penchant for all juice meads is fairly well known on social...

Duration:02:30:46

3-30-21 Cristoff Plizga and Scot Schaar – Polish mead and beyond

3/30/2021
3-30-21 Tonight we're talking Polish mead, and all other things mead with Kris Plizga and Scot Schaar. Both of these gentlemen are accomplished mead makers, and both are pretty darn good Polish mead makers. Kris' mead adventure started many years ago while he was still living in his home country. At that time Poland was probably the only place on earth where mead was still produced by several companies and was available almost in every better supplied liquor store. After tasting many of them...

Duration:02:14:30

3-2-21 Clint Walker and Chase Cohagan – Texas Honey and Texas Mead

3/2/2021
3-2-21 Tonight we're back on our regular schedule, and are happy to be talking with Clint Walker and Chase Cohagan, of Walker Honey Farm and Dancing Bee Winery. Clint Walker III is a third-generation beekeeper and the owner of Walker Honey Farm in Rogers, TX. In 2011, Walker Honey Farm opened Dancing Bee Winery as the mead making arm of the business. Walker Honey Farm was founded in 1930, in the midst of the Great Depression, when Clint Walker Sr. started with 150 hives. Over the years, the...

Duration:02:16:07

2-23-21 Dustin Deisher and Jeff Anderson – Bench Trials & Adjustments

2/23/2021
Tonight at 9PM ET, we'll be talking with Dustin Deisher and Jeff Anderson, award winning home meadmakers. The topic at hand is bench trials. In making mead, we do our fermentation, feed our yeast, and do our racking and stabilization. But once that's all done, the mead needs to be finished. And as anyone with more than a couple batches under their belt can tell you, yeast don't read the alcohol range info on the packets, and fermentations often end where you want to make adjustments after it...

Duration:03:04:08

2-2-21 Tom Repas – Mead in Secondary, Stabilizing, Backsweetening, Clarification, Adjuncts

2/2/2021
2-2-21 Tonight at 9PM ET we'll be talking with Tom Repas. Tom has been on the show before, and we're having him back, as he's an absolute fountain of information! We're going to talk with Tom about mead, specifically mead in secondary. There is a lot that happens in secondary, like stabilization, clarification, backsweetening, adjuncts and adjustments. So we're Tom is a Master Beekeeper and owner of Canyon Rim Honey Bees, providing bees and honey in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Tom...

Duration:02:14:13

1-19-21 Margot Phelps and the Maidmakers – Ancient Fire Mead

1/19/2021
1-19-21 Tonight at 9PM EST we're getting together with Margot Phelps and the Maidmakers at Ancient Fire Cider and Mead in Manchester, NH. The Maidmakers series began in Early 2020 and was the idea of the AF team which, with the exception of Jason, is made up entirely of strong, passionate and smart women. The idea was to get their team more involved in the process of making the products that they were serving in the taproom. The AF women came to work, and stayed to learn meadmaking and got...

Duration:02:13:33

1-5-21 Evan Himes – Dutch Gold Honey

1/5/2021
1-5-21 We survived 2020! Here's to hoping 2021 will see the world getting back to normal. We're starting this year with what else, honey! We have Evan Himes, who is with Dutch Gold Honey in Lancaster, PA. We'll be talking about things like COVID impacts on the honey market in 2020 vs 2021, the evolution of commercial beekeeping – Honey Labeling at retail, honey adulteration and testing, and things like local sourcing, honey crystallization and anything else we come across with questions from...

Duration:01:52:48

12-1-20 Michelle Scandalis and Jeremy Kyncl, Hierophant Meadery – Metheglins, Part 2

12/1/2020
12-1-20 Tonight at 9PM ET on GotMead Live, our last show of 2020, the dumpster fire of a year, we are happy to have Michelle Scandalis and Jeremy Kyncl, owners of Hierophant Meadery in Washington, with two locations on the Green Bluff loop in Mead, and a tasting room on Whidbey Island.

Duration:02:29:32

11-24-20 Sam Slaughter – the Mead Journey, Mead Cocktails and What He’s Discovered

11/24/2020
11-24-20 Tonight at 9PM ET on GotMead Live, we'll be talking with Sam Slaughter, a food and drink writer who has also written books on cocktails, and is a ten year home meadmaker.

Duration:01:53:10

11-17-20 Metheglins (mead with spices) Part 1 with Amy Olsen and Josh Holbrook

11/17/2020
11-17-20 Tonight at 9PM ET on GotMead Live, we'll be talking metheglins, (mead with spices), with multiple medal winning home meadmakers Amy Olsen and Josh Holbrook. We'll be exploring making metheglins, when and how to add spices, choosing your spices, flavor profiles and tips and tricks, as well as how to avoid problems.

Duration:02:27:44

11-3-20 Dan McNevin – Foraging Mead Ingredients and Making Weirdomels (Experimental)

11/3/2020
11-3-20 Tonight at 9PM ET GotMead Live will be talking with Dan McNevin. Dan is a home meadmaker with a penchant for foraging his mead ingredients and also for making weirdomels (technically known as experimental meads).

Duration:02:25:40

10-20-20 Roger Wanner and Joe Abruzzo – W A Meadworks – Expanding Production and Making Great Meads

10/20/2020
10-20-20 Tonight at 9PM ET GotMead Live will be talking with Roger Wanner and Joe Abruzzo, owners of W A Meadwerks on Long Island in New York. They bill themselves as 'two guys making mead'. But it's more than that. They bootstrapped a meadery out of almost nothing, and are rapidly growing their place, even with all the problems from being in the middle of COVID.

Duration:02:33:43

9-29-20 Adam Crockett – Haymaker Meadery – Oaking Mead

9/29/2020
9-29-20 9-29-20 Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET, we're meeting with Adam Crockett of Haymaker Meadery to talk about oaking meads. Over the last several shows, we've had a lot of folks asking about oaking meads, and so we're going to talk about that tonight. Adam has been experimenting with oaking for a long time, and gave a talk at MeadCon 2018 with Rocky Mountain Barrels on oak.

Duration:02:56:32

9-22-20 Keith Seiz and Alison Wuebbels – National Honey Board

9/22/2020
9-22-20 Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET, we're looking forward to talking with Keith Seiz and Alison Wuebbels with the National Honey Board. We'll be finding out what the Honey Board has been up to, and talking about their Honey20 Project, the Mead Crafters Competition (2nd year!), and the Honey Spirits Competition, as well as their other involvement with honey in craft beverages.

Duration:02:11:41

9-15-20 Brian Wing – Green Bench Brewing, Cody Lenz and Joe Leigh – Florida Mead

9/15/2020
9-8-20 Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET, we're bringing back Sergio, and we're going to turn him and Kevin loose on session meads. So we're going to talk *more* on session meads. Since it's a hot topic both for home and commercial mead makers, and as a mead making approach seems to be approaching one of the most popular styles, we're going to dig further into it.

Duration:02:44:06

9-8-20 Sergio Moutela Talks Sessions with Kevin Meintsma

9/8/2020
9-8-20 Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET, we're bringing back Sergio, and we're going to turn him and Kevin loose on session meads. So we're going to talk *more* on session meads. Since it's a hot topic both for home and commercial mead makers, and as a mead making approach seems to be approaching one of the most popular styles, we're going to dig further into it.

Duration:03:21:12

9-1-20 Susan Ruud – Midwest Mead and Running a Meadery in Time of COVID

9/1/2020
9-1-20 Toinight at 9PM ET we're hanging out with Susan Ruud, owner of Prairie Rose Meadery in Fargo, ND. And we've guest host Kevin Meintsma on with us! We'll be talking on mead (of course), particularly spiced mead, as well as what it's been like running a meadery during COVID.

Duration:02:54:31

8-25-20 Petar Bakulic – Making Great Pyments

8/25/2020
8-18-20 Pyments, mead made with grapes and/or grape juice, is a popular topic in meadmaking recently. There are endless possibilities in making pyments, and we've tried some really amazing ones. We're doing a dive into pyments over the next couple shows, and decided to bring in Peter Bakulic to talk about them. Pete has extensive experience in both winemaking and meadmaking.

Duration:02:06:42