7-24-18 Tonight we’re talking with Justin LeVaughn, who is the Quality Assurance and Quality Control Officer at Ethereal Brewing in Lexington, KY. Justin does the microbiological and sensory analysis there, and maintains their yeast stocks.
Justin started home brewing beer about 10 years ago in college, and combined his formal biology training with the hobby. He fell into the mead world about 4-5 years ago, and was hooked. His main passions are carbonated session meads and metheglins, but he regularly brews big fruit and spice meads. He loves experimenting with weird flavor combinations, and setting up trails with different flavors. Currently he is planning mixed-fermentation trials in meads and cysers.
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Show links and notes
- DraughtLab – Sensory Guide for Craft Beer
- Danny Acevedo – Modern Mead Making Videos
- The Flavor Bible
- Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff
- The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff
- July 28 – Etowah Meadery – Live Music by Lindsey Beth Harper
- August 4 – Hopcat in Royal Oak, MI – Mead Day Celebration
- August 4 – Arizona Mead and Cider Festival– Arizona Mead Co., Arizona Sake Company, Cider Corps, Drinking Horn Meadery, Meridian Hive Meadery, Redstone Meadery, Stoic Cider, Superstition Meadery, Angry Orchard, Blackthorn Cider, Crispin Cider, Magners, Smith and Forge, Woodchuck, Wyders, and more!
- August 4-5 – B.NektarPalooza – International Beer, Cider and Mead Festival
- August 5 – Enlightenment Wines – Mead Day with NY meaderies
- August 25 – Bronto Mead – Weed and Mead Party
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