In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about fermentation temperature, when to add finings, why honey, fruit, and fermented beverages all have different expiration dates, and does not answer questions about CBD honey.
In which Ricky the Meadmaker celebrates National Mead Day with a toast and footage from the live home-meadmaking demo at the Mead Hall!
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about secondary fermentation, back-sweetening with caramelized honey, the best way to make a good-tasting 19% mead at home, temperature control after fermentation is finished, and more.
Plus, we hear back from David who had a mead that tasted like cough syrup!
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about re-using yeast, racking between pitching different yeasts, the best way to carbonate, why commercial outfits can't make braggots in the US, and more!
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about hazy mead, how long mead should age, how sulfites work, why he chose to make craft mead over honey wine, and more!
We apologize in advance for the alcohol abuse in this episode.
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about shipping to other states, what dogs know that we don't, brewing with fresh cranberries, washing yeast, and how complicated brewing should be.
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about vinegar smells, pitching lots of yeast, when to add fruit for a melomel, alternatives to yeast nutrient, getting a job in the brewing industry, and more!
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about what beers make good braggots, finding Fenberry, drinking in Norway, his hobbies, adding liquor to mead, and more!
In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about stalled batches, fermentation time, fruit punchdowns, blending meads, distribution, and more!
A Stalled Batch and What We Did About It
Groennfell Meadery is Vermont’s premier craft meadery. Inspired by Old Norse legends, brewed with extraordinary ingredients, Groennfell’s meads are unlike anything you’ve had before. Crisp, clean, and astoundingly drinkable, the only way to explain any one of Groennfell’s meads is to try one yourself.