In this episode, we start coverage on a topic that we are asked about all the time. Making mead. Honey wine. The stuff vikings guzzled. And though there were no vikings present during recording, we did have the next best thing. Our BJCP Grand Master James Lallande, Who just won first place gold for his Traditional Mead at the 2016 National Homebrew Competition.
Mead sounds like it might be the easiest thing you can ferment, but mead is well known for being difficult to get right without running into flaws. As in the kind of flaws that often ruin people's first experience. Also, they can take forever to be ready. But it can be done! And in a shorter amount of time than you might read about. Luckily, James is here to help discuss his process. Plus, he brought 10 meads made with different honey varietals for us to try and discuss. So, be prepared!