GotMead Live Radio Show

GotMead Live Radio Show

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

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October 20, 2020 153 min
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 con...
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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.
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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 tal...
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5-26-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we're taking a different tack, we're bringing on a group of talented meadmakers to talk shop, and we're starting in the midwest. We'll be talking with Kevin Meintsma, Steve Fletty and Josh Mahoney. They are part of a meadmaking group in Minnesota that is making some seriously amazing meads, and each of them is an accomplished meadmaker. We're going to be talking mead, how they got into...
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5-19-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we'll be talking with Tom Repas, Master Beekeeper and owner of Canyon Rim Honey Bees, providing bees and honey in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Tom speaks on beekeeping all over the country, and has presented several times at the AMMA MeadCon on both beekeeping and meadmaking. Tom has won a large number of awards for his mead as well. We'll be talking bees, breeding and hive management, and al...
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5-12-20 Tonight at 9PM ET, we'll be talking with Aaron Schavey and Geoff Allen, owners of Boneflower Craft Mead in 'the Region' in northwest Indiana. Aaron and Geoff have been making waves with their mead for a few years now, and formalized their mead making by opening Boneflower in 2018. Geoff and Aaron are a couple of guys and a hobby that turned serious...sort of. After years of participating in the craft beverage ...
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4-28-20 Tonight at 9PM ET we're talking with Matt Weide, a long time homebrewer and meadmaker. We'll be chatting on interesting things including alternative sugars in mead (like inverts, maple syrup and the like) and how they can be used in fermentation, bochet tips and tricks, making rhubarb mead, playing with honeyberries, the AMMA Home Governing Committee elections and the Valkyries' Horn competition. Matt has been...
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4-21-20 Tonight at 9PM ET we're talking with Kevin Meintsma, a prolific and talented meadmaker who is quite humble about his very well made meads. Kevin has been making mead since 1995, his first one being with a very dark honey that he later learned was eastern buckwheat (it had also been sitting in the workshop for 12 years!). It also had cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and used champagne yeast. And no temp control or nut...
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4-14-20 Tonight at 9PM ET we're talking with Scott Schaar, head brewer at Crawford Brew Works and former distiller at Mississippi River Distilling Company. He is a BJCP beer and mead judge. Scot was the 2017 AHA Meadmaker of the Year (MMOTY) and shared the 2019 MMOTY award with Michael Wilcox and Carvin Wilson. He was the 2015 East Coast MMOTY; has won multiple mead, beer, and cider bests of show; and has had his recipes profe...
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4-7-20 Tonight at 9PM ET we're happy to have the opportunity to hang out with Ken Schramm, owner of Schramm's Mead in Ferndale, MI. If you're new to the mead world, you may not be familiar with Ken (I'm sure there are one or two of you, lol). Ken, oft referred to as 'The Godfather of Mead' and is the author of The Compleat Meadmaker, arguably the book that launched a mead making revolution. Many meadmakers ...
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March 31, 2020 133 min
3-31-20 We're back from a break that *should* have been because of MeadCon and Mazer Cup, but sadly we did not get to celebrate either of those events because of postponements. Make sure you're online or doing pickups to #buymead! We are tickled to have Pete Bakulic back tonight, it's been quite a while since we've been able to get him on the show. If you don't know of Pete, either you're new to the mead s...
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