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 trip to the Texas Renaissance Festival. His Beautiful Bride to be, and him had some mead and thought it would be fun to try to make it at home. A quick trip to the local home brew store and one mead kit later, he was hooked. Soon after that he also tried his hand at brewing beer and quite enjoyed that process as well. But mead was what he enjoyed the most in brewing. Mostly because there is a lot less cleanup afterwards! In the Spring of 2016 he decided to come up with the Mead Methodologies YouTube series to help educate others in the ways of making mead. Trying to simplify some of the more confusing aspects of it all in a video format that would allow others to get a grasp of them. And in the Summer of 2016, the Mead Methodologies series was live on YouTube. In Spring of 2017 he decided that a book based on Mead Methodolgies would be a good idea, and thus the book was born. You can get “Steve the Canadian Sasquach’ Mead Methodologies” on Amazon. When not home brewing, Steve enjoys woodworking, hanging out in nature with his Beautiful Bride, and amoking all over the world with her.
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