GotMead Live is the culmination of years of you guys telling me we needed a new radio show, and the insistance of JD, then a very enthusiastic new meadmaker. At GotMead Live, just like on the website here, we’re all about mead. Making mead, finding mead, and drinking mead. The show will be broadcast live, so you can call in and be a part of the show. We’ll also be interviewing people in the mead industry, meadery owners, movers and shakers, and equipment and supplies folks, including beekeepers and honey providers.
Listen in! (NOTE: This player will be LIVE when we are on, and will show the most recent episode in between shows)
- Vicky Rowe – Founder and owner of Gotmead.com. I’ve been making mead since 1996, and have been hanging out with the folks in the industry almost as long. I make my home in North Carolina
- A.J. Ermenc – long time Gotmead forum member (ChevetteGirl), experienced meadmaker, and our North of the Border contingent from Ottawa, Canada.
- Hamish Lucas – Gotmead member kudapucat, experienced award winning mead maker, and our Australian correspondent, from Melbourne
- Ryan Carlson – long time Gotmead member, the Denver contingent, and strong mead maker with a real bug for scientific mead making
- Manny Elgarresta – Miami resident, Gotmead member, and meadmaker who loves experimenting with all sorts of stuff. He also has a truly EPIC garage mead making/drinking room
From time to time, when he can get away from work, we will have on with us Petar Bakulic (Oskaar on the forums). He is an experienced meadmaker and winemaker of over 30 years. He’ll talk mead, and answer questions from meadmakers. NEW!!! Our new series, AJ’s Making Good Mead: Back to Basics, starts on April 5, 2016. AJ will be taking you back to your meadmaking roots, and building good mead making techniques and tools from the ground up, to help create solid, repeatable mead making habits that will give you great mead all the time. Join us to talk mead!! We will be joined by other GotMeaders such as Mannye, Squatchy and other mead makers who have great info to bring in, so if you want to come play, let us know! Submit questions by clicking here.
If you want to call in during the show, our call in number is 803-443-MEAD (6323) or skype me at meadwench (especially for international callers, but US callers too if you prefer). We want to hear from you! If you can’t call, then feel free to Tweet us on @gotmeadnow with your questions.
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Come hang out with us on Tuesdays at 9pm ET. Not sure of the time if you’re not in this zone? Check here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
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6-4-19 Tonight on GotMead Live at 9PM EST we're talking with Brian Galbreath, owner of Unpossible Meadery in Dwight, IL. Brian started fermenting ciders and then mead in 2013. Since then he has focused on traditionals as a homebrewer on Pete Bakulic's advice....read more
5-28-19 Tonight we're talking with Steve Mertz, 'the Canadian Sasquatch' (who confusingly lives in Texas). We'll be talking mead methodologies and the things Steve has figured out about them. Steve “The Canadian Sasquatch” started home brewing in Fall of 2012 after a...read more
5-21-19 Michael Poole – Texas MeadWorks – Saving A Mead – From Undrinkable Diesel to Triple 100’s at Mazer
5-21-19 It's time for Texas! Texas Mead Works, that is. Mike Poole, owner and meadmaker of Texas Meadworks, in Seguin, TX, joins us tonight. Mike began making beer, mead, and wine while living in Washington State in the early 1990s. He currently has approximately 26...read more
5-7-19 We are talking with Greg Heller-LaBelle, Vice President of the American Mead Makers Association, and co-owner of The Colony Meadery in Bethlehem, PA. Greg is coming on to tell us all about the debut of MeadCon East, the AMMA conference, that will be held in...read more
4-30-19 Tonight we are joined by Lance Shaner, co-owner of Omega Yeast, and Carvin Wilson, mead aficionado and speaker on fermenting mead at high temperatures. Lance is a long time yeast handler, and has been homebrewing since he was an undergraduate days at the...read more
4-23-19 Tonight we're headed down to Texas, to talk with Gary Gordon, owner of Breaking Brew Meadery in Farmers Branch, Texas. Gary and his family got involved with mead via beer. He gave his son at beer kit on his 21st birthday, and that got the ball rolling. After 5...read more
4-16-19 We're bringing Steve Patik back to talk about braggots tonight. Braggots are very popular, and there are many ways to approach them. I've had stout-style braggots, and ale-style braggots, and everything in between, and there are a million ways to make them....read more
4-2-19 Polish Meads! At the 2019 Mazer Cup International, Scot Schaar and Bob Slanzi were given Polish 'passports', to recognize their prowess in making Polish meads. Both make amazing Polish style meads, and many have had the chance to try them and say 'hell yeah'....read more
3-26-19 Tonight we're getting together with Jon Oppegaard, owner of Oppegaard Meadery in Tukwila, WA. Jon makes excellent mead, I've tried many of his products. He's even done savoury meads, like his taco mead (yes, I said taco) that he released recently, and which...read more
2-26-19 Tonight we are getting together with Mike Manning, co-owner of The Colony Meadery in Allentown, PA. Mike is speaking at the AMMA MeadCon in two sessions, Session Meads, and Post Fermentation Mead Flavoring. Mike has been brewing since 2001, and did his first...read more