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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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English


Episodes

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

8-18-20 Petar Bakulic – Winemaking for Meadmakers

8/18/2020
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:01:59:54

8-11-20 Billy Beltz, Eric Holden and Harold Gulbransen – Southern California Mead

8/11/2020
8-11-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we are continuing our regional mead makers series and talking with Billy Beltz, Erick Holden and Harold Gulbransen, all in Southern California. Each is a very talented meadmaker, and we'll talking about (of course) meadmaking, and how they do things in SoCal.

Duration:02:26:54

8-4-20 Rob Ratliff, Mead Recipes Author and Kevin Meintsma on Session Meads

8/4/2020
8-4-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we are going to talk more about session meads, which are the hottest thing in meadmaking these days. We'll be chatting with Rob Ratlff, author of "The Big Book of Mead Recipes" and "Let There Be Melomels", popular books of mead recipes. Rob's next book will be "Let There be Session Meads". We're also bringing in Kevin Meintsma, a very talented session mead maker. The conversation should be really good!

Duration:02:18:40

6-9-20 Carvin Wilson, Warren Earle and Allen Martin – Mead Styling in the Southwest

6/9/2020
6-9-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we're continuing our series, bringing on a group of talented meadmakers to talk shop, and going to Arizona. We'll be talking with Carvin Wilson, Allen Martin and Warren Earle. These gentlemen are prominent in the southwest brewing scene, and bring some powerful mead making chops to the table.

Duration:02:25:55

6-2-20 Matt Weide, Adam Bystrom and Josh Holbrook – Midwest Mead Monsters Part 2

6/2/2020
6-2-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we're continuing our series, bringing on a group of talented meadmakers to talk shop, and we're starting in the midwest, this is part 2. We'll be talking with Adam Bystrom, Josh Holbrook and Matt Weide. They are part of a number of talented meadmakers in Minnesota that are making some seriously amazing meads, and each of them is making some amazing award winning meads. We're going to be talking mead, how they got into making it, what they've learned and what they're...

Duration:02:58:47