Happy New Mead Year! In episode 51, Tysen and Allen recap their merry mead year while celebrating Meadmust (if only a few days late). We’ll cover our 2016 travels, how to pronounce Polish meads, and some segments that didn’t make it into the proper episode recordings for 2016. Specifically, you’ll hear segments from Ash Fischbein at Saphouse Meadery, Ayele Solomon from Bee D’Vine Honey Wine, and Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor from Kookoolan World Meadery covering bochets, splash racking, favorite techniques, and bottle sediment. We had a fantastic 2016 with the Meadcast, and hope you’ll join us for the New Mead Year in 2017. Wassail!
In this episode, we wrap up the soda mead challenge. You’ll hear from the guys who helped kick off this competition. We’ll discuss the three winning soda meads from the 2016 Texas Mead Cup.
*** It should be noted in the photo above, this does not denote that Allen (left) or Tysen (right) won a medal. Rather, we host the winners in the episode and just wanted a fancy bee medal for the show notes.
We welcome Ash Fishbein from Saphouse Meadery onto the show to discuss using plastic fermenters to make your mead. This might be geared a bit towards larger scale production in plastic (think greater than 20 gallon fermenters but peaking at 55 gallon barrels if you don’t have temperature control), but there are plenty of takeaways for the hobbyist as well. And be sure to check out the mead offerings of Saphouse! A lot of creativity, a lot of flavor, and just some all around great mead.