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9-5-17 We’re continuing with a series on Modern Mead Making, lead by Ryan Carlson.

So  with so many newcomers joining our forum. And with conflicting information on the interweb. I have decided to do a short series where we will work from front to back of the process of making good meads using today most modern techniques.

I would never declare that I know it all, or that my way is the only way. There are many different approaches to mead making as there are mazers making mead.
As I have often said: If you ask five mazers how to do something, you will get eight different answers.
I can promise this. Everything I do has  a very well thought out reason as to why I do it. I have a reason for every move I make. I have a very strong desire to make the very best meads I can. And I also use the most modern science I can. And, I do this without apology. My hope is if you are confused with all the contrary information you read on the web. That over the next few weeks we can try to separate truth from fact and eliminate all the confusion a new mazer will need to wade through getting started.
It’s not any harder to make a great mead than it is to make a poor mead.
It just takes some learning to understand the how’s and why’s before you get started.
So my intention is to start from the very beginning and move forward, piece by piece, until we get your mead in bottles or kegs so it can age and get back to the table.
So welcome to Got Mead. Grab a glass of something along with a paper and pen. Sit down and enjoy the next little while as we start our journey forward.

Join us for GotMead Live Chat, on Skype, live during the broadcast!! You can join us here: https://join.skype.com/sOgoU06hcV7s during the show, and we’ll pass along questions to the guest, and answer your questions!

Join us 9PM ET tonight! (8PM CT/7PM MT/6PM PT)

Want to join the conversation, give us a call!! 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you’re a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow.

If you want us to tackle your mead making questions, you can send us a question and we’ll tackle it online!

Bring your questions and your mead, and let’s talk mead! You can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323), or Skype us at meadwench (please friend me first and say you’re a listener, I get tons of Skype spam), or tweet to @gotmeadnow.


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Upcoming Events
  • St. Ambrose Cellars – Friday night – Jen Sygit @ 6PM
    Saturday night – Blake Elliot @ 6PM
    Sunday afternoon – Keith Scott Blues @ 2PM
    All the shows are free – and Friday and Saturday feature the TNT Food Truck serving up the eats! and don’t forget – we’re just about two weeks away from the fourth annual St. Ambrose Crush! Check out the lineup and details here.
  • Meridian Hive Meadery – last Friday of every month – Board Game Mead Up at the Tasting Room

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Vicky Rowe

Vicky Rowe has been active as a promoter and supporter of the mead industry since the mid-90's with Gotmead.com, and is totally serious about seeing the mead industry take its rightful place as a popular craft beverage on the world recreational drinking stage.

She is also an experienced marketing coach and consultant who has recently decided to focus her marketing expertise exclusively on the craft beverage market to help meaderies, cideries, breweries and distilleries expand their business and get more customers while doing what they love.
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