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Tonight we’re thrilled to be talking with Steve Piatz, author of the top-selling mead book, “The Complete Guide to Making Mead“.

The first meads Steve made were when he was training with his brewclub to become a BJCP judge, back in the 90’s. They weren’t the best meads, but they worked at it. Then he attended a session taught by Ken Schramm and Dan McConnell, and he found what good mead tasted like. Then Ken wrote “The Compleat Meadmaker“, and then the discussions of staggered nutrients and fruit in primary and other interesting developments began to happen. His mead got really good.

Fast forward to 2013, and Steve had served on several mead panels, and after doing a write up, he was approached by a publisher to write his book.

Steve is currently a grand master BJCP VIII judge, right behind Gordon Strong. He is part of the exam grading process, and an exam director. And he generated nearly all the questions for the BJCP Mead exam.

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Vicky Rowe has been active as a promoter and supporter of the mead industry since the mid-90's with, 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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