9-29-20 Tonight on Gotmead Live at 9PM ET, we’re meeting with Adam Crockett of Haymaker Meadery to talk about oaking meads.
Over the last several shows, we’ve had a lot of people asking about oaking meads, and so we’re going to talk about that tonight. Adam has been experimenting with oaking in mead for a long time, and gave a very well received talk at MeadCon with Rocky Mountain Barrels on oak.
I have had many of Adam’s meads and his oaking talents are excellent. Get your questions in to expand your oaking knowledge! Oaking provides so much depth and complexity to meads, offering not just tannins, but flavors like vanilla, leather, chocolate and much more, depending on the type, quality, quantity and length of oaking (as well as *when* you add the oak!).
Adam Crockett has been an integral part of the alcohol industry for 10 years, the past five of which he has been making award-winning and ground-breaking meads with his own Haymaker Meadery. Through innovation and creativity sometimes bordering on insanity, Adam hopes to continue innovating and redefining what mead can be. When he’s not jamming to music too loudly and making mead, he loves spending time with his wife and two daughters and relaxing with friends.
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- Oct 6 – off
Show links and notes
- Black Swan Cooperage
- Square metal barrels with oak inserts – Squarrel
- Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff
- The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff
- Take part in Kevin Meintsma’s Hydromel Study – email firstname.lastname@example.org and he’ll send you questions
- Sept 28 – Orpheus Meadfest early registration period opened
- October 1 – St. Ambrose Cellars, Beulah, MI – Chris Winkelmann
- October 1 – Valhalla – The Meading of Life Mead Competition – deadline for entries is 9-19, judging starts 10-1
- October 2 – Bos Meadery, Madison, WI – Gary David & Friends 50th Anniversary Harvest Fest Pre-Party
- October 10 – Wyrd Leather and Mead, Milwaukie, OR – Mead Hall Soft Opening
- You can buy mead online at https://shopmeads.com
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- 11-23-21 Stephen at Experimeads – SCIENCE of Meadmaking - November 23, 2021
- 11-9-21 Rohan Meadery – Wendy Rohan and Rosie Haines – Mead is big in Texas - November 8, 2021