5-24-16 – Bruce Leslie, President TX Mead Association and Owner-Griffin Meadery

5-24-16 – Bruce Leslie, President TX Mead Association and Owner-Griffin Meadery

5-24-16 - Yep, did it again. This time, I was out of town almost the entire break, a good bit of it in the mountains with crap connectivity, so I *do* have a weak excuse. (or at least a weak connectivity excuse) But never fear, we've lined up a great series for you, and will [...]
Strawberry Szechuan Short BOMM

Strawberry Szechuan Short BOMM

This mead is a fantastic summer short mead. While it is very good straight out of primary, a few months of age really brings the honey sweetness back. I was going for an easy recipe that didn't require finding fresh fruit (of course, you could use fresh fruit). Since I plan to drink this around [...]
5-3-16- Leaky Roof Meadery and Making Mead-Back to Basics

5-3-16- Leaky Roof Meadery and Making Mead-Back to Basics

5-3-16 Yep, late again. I'm planning to fix that in the next series. This is the last GML until May 24, we are taking a 2 week break to set up the next series. Today we're talking with Todd, Jhett and Andrew with Leaky Roof Meadery in Buffalo, MO. Leaky Roof got started out of [...]
4-26-16 Hidden Legend Winery and Making Mead-Back to Basics

4-26-16 Hidden Legend Winery and Making Mead-Back to Basics

Tonight we’re chatting with Ken Schultz, owner of Hidden Legend Winery in Victor, MT. And on Making Mead-Back to Basics, we’re talking BOMM and making good mead fast.

Acacia Rose BOMM

Acacia Rose BOMM

I've made this rhodomel numerous times. This mead is an instant favorite among anyone who loves mead (and to some that don't!). The richness of the Acacia honey combined with the spicy, floral character of rose hips is a wonderful combination. Fast to make and  easy to drink!
4-19-16 Jon Talkington – Brimming Horn Meadery & Making Good Mead-Back to Basics with AJ, Manny and Ryan

4-19-16 Jon Talkington – Brimming Horn Meadery & Making Good Mead-Back to Basics with AJ, Manny and Ryan

Tonight we talk with Jon Talkington of Brimming Horn Meadery, and dig into hydrometers and ABV/alcohol content, ingredient quality and care and feeding of yeast.

The Perfect T’ej BOMM

The Perfect T’ej BOMM

The Perfect T'ej BOMM I've spent nearly 2 years perfecting my T'ej recipe. What is perfect you ask? Fast, cheap, consistently delicious, and minimal tweaking. I've finally mastered the recipe according to these criteria. I've recently discovered that I can add all the honey upfront with a BOMM to end up sweet without affecting the [...]
4-12-16 Robin Kosoris – Viking Alchemist Meadery and Making Good Mead – Back to Basics

4-12-16 Robin Kosoris – Viking Alchemist Meadery and Making Good Mead – Back to Basics

Viking Alchemist Meadery actually happened as sort of a surprise, when Robin’s son said ‘lets start a meadery’, and his wife did the research and found that the craft beverage industry was going nuts. On ‘Making Good Mead – Back to Basics’, we’re talking creating good habits.

4-5-16 White Winter Winery and Making Good Mead-Back to Basics

4-5-16 White Winter Winery and Making Good Mead-Back to Basics

4-5-2016 Tonight is an interesting night. Many years ago, back in the Sands of Time (like, the 90's), when the meadery landscape was but sparsely populated, I stumbled across this mead. A blueberry mead, like liquid summer sky in a bottle, and it was Good. Hell, it was amazing. You could say it helped launch [...]
The Mazer – Upcoming Meadery in Jacksonville, FL

The Mazer – Upcoming Meadery in Jacksonville, FL

Copyright: tangducminh / 123RF Stock Photo Honey mead and cider are joining the craft beer scene on King Street in Jacksonville, Florida. The Mazer, which will feature mead and cider made on premises, is expected to open in June at 1512 King St. Ed Stansel, former co-author of the local paper, the Times-Union’s Amber Waves [...]

Christmas Spice BOMM

From Bray: This recipe is loosely based on wayneb's Christmas Spiced Metheglin with a BOMM twist. I believe credit should be given where it is due. I wanted something Christmas-sy (it's a word now) quick, so here we go:

Bray’s One Month Mead aka the BOMM

Bray's One Month Mead (aka "BOMM") is a mead that is completely drinkable in 1 month. It is the result of a series of yeast screen with various ale yeasts done by Bray Denard (loveofrose on the forums). This recipe has numerous variations found on Got Mead? and denardbrewing.com. Just follow the directions without any [...]
3-29-16 Bray Denard – Bray’s One Month Mead

3-29-16 Bray Denard – Bray’s One Month Mead

3-29-2016 – Tonight we’re tickled to have Bray, the creator of Bray’s One Month Mead (BOMM) on GotMead Live.

I asked Bray to give me some ‘backstory’ on his creation, and his answer was classic: “Mead is crazy good, but takes too long. I’m going to have to science the shit out of this to speed it up!”

3-22-16 – The AMMA and Mazer Cup International

3-22-16 – The AMMA and Mazer Cup International

March 22, 2016 – In this episode we are doing something a little different. We’ve double trouble again, with both the AMMA and the Mazer Cup in attendance!

The Mazer Cup International was held this past weekend (and AJ and I couldn’t attend, whah!!), and before the largest mead-only competition in the world starts, the American Mead Makers Association holds it’s annual meeting.

March 15-Blair Housley-Etowah Meadery and Frank Golbeck on Sour Mead

March 15-Blair Housley-Etowah Meadery and Frank Golbeck on Sour Mead

In this episode, we’re having ‘double the pleasure’, we have both Blair Housely, owner of Etowah Meadery, a ‘meadery in progress’, and we’re bringing back Frank Golbeck from Golden Coast Meadery, this time to go in-depth on what they’re doing with sour meads.