11-7-17 We’re back with another edition of Making Modern Mead. And we’re headed back to Australia, to talk with Steve Kirby, owner of Stone Dog Meadery in Yarra, New South Wales, Australia. Steve is a braggot monster, and makes a lot of them.
Steve started brewing in 1990, and his first attempt at fermenting was a plum wine made in his parents’ laundry and he’s been brewing ever since. Along the way he has been mentored by champion amateur and commercial brewers, been awarded both gold and silver medals in NSW state competitions and gold in the 2014 National homebrew championship (mead category) as well as having one of his beers showcased in that year’s gala dinner.
He’s been brewing mead for 5 years now after first being introduced to it through the Society for Creative Anachronism, and is a bear for braggots. He’s making a lot of braggot for his meadery, Stone Dog, in Australia.
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Show links and notes
- Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass by Steve Mosher
- Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles by Ray Daniels
- Sheperd’s Delight Malt
- The Flavor Bible
- The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff
- November 8 – Bos Meadery – Willie Jones and his Dime Store Posse
- November 9 – Honeymoon Mead and Cider – Belly Dancing!
- November 10 – Bos Meadery – Compact Deluxe, Help Desk, and HellMuff
- November 11 – Superstition Meadery – Berry White Day!
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