1-29-19 Tonight we’re bringing in another speaker for the AMMA Meadcon.Steve Patik lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters. He found a passion for Mead over a Thanksgiving table in 2012 and year later decided to try his hand at making this amazing beverage. For over 5 years, Steve has been making mead and doing so in some unconventional, yet successful, ways. Steve rarely has a mead that is older than six months and he has won awards for mead that was only 6 weeks old. As a successful amateur Mead maker, Steve consistently shows his talent at competitions locally and nationally by taking a place or even a Best of Show once in a while. The meads Steve enjoys making the most are traditionals and braggots.

So, what is his secret? Steve believes in the marriage of best practices, modern techniques and top shelf ingredients.

Steve is teaming up with our own Ryan Carlson to speak at the Meadcon. The Yeast Test Comparison seminar is a presentation of the results of the same mead recipe, split into 15 batches and fermented with 15 different yeast strains. This will illustrate the variations that yeast can bring to your mead. The mead will be made with Star Thistle honey, and dosed with the appropriate amounts of nutrients to ensure healthy yeast growth. This seminar will feature tasting of the 15 meads, and the top 10 mead variations will be tallied.

Steve is coming on tonight to talk a little with Ryan about what they are doing, and we’re going to talk mead shop about methods and making. Give us a call, or join us in chat to join the conversation!

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