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GotMead Live features interviews with mead world influencers and makers and discussion about making mead, drinking mead, finding mead and what is going on in the mead world!

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GotMead Live features interviews with mead world influencers and makers and discussion about making mead, drinking mead, finding mead and what is going on in the mead world!

    2-27-24 Bob Slanzi – Mead Management, Thinking Outside the Box

    2-27-24 Bob Slanzi – Mead Management, Thinking Outside the Box

    Tonight at 9PM ET, we're hanging out with Bob Slanzi, beekeeper, meadmaker, industry influencer and general all around pretty cool guy.



    Bob Slanzi has been keeping bees and making award winning meads for years. He is very active in the meadmaking, homebrew and beekeeping communities, having held offices in both his clubs in NY in the past. he is the past president of the Home Governing Committee of the American Mead Makers Association, and very active in helping bring the word of mead to everyone. He was the person who set up and maintained the monthly deals the American Mead Makers Association has for members. Bob was a speaker at the 2022 European Mead Makers Association Conference and judged at their Mead Madness Cup mead competition. He went to the Mead Madness Cup again in 2024 and judged there. He was awarded Mead Personality of the Year at the EMMA as well.



    He is known for his meads, and isn’t afraid to try new flavors, like seaweed or toasted walnuts. Bob likes to experiment, and talks about layering flavors in meads to get the result you want.



    Join us as we talk with and chat about what he's making, and what he's seen and learned.



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    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @realGotMead and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT

    Join us on live chat during the show







    Upcoming Shows



    * March 12 - Laura Angotti - Historical Mead

    * March 26 - Bray Denard - Mead Experimenting, One Month Mead



    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff

    * Let There Be Session Meads by Rob Ratliff

    * Monin liqeuer concentrates



    Upcoming Events



    * Feb 29 - Patriot Homebrew Supply, Elkhorn, NE - Mead Making Seminar

    * Mar 1 - Mar 3 - NC Mead Alliance Beekeepers and Meadmakers, Wilkesboro, NC - 2024 Conference

    * Mar 6 - Green Mountain Mashers, Essex, VT - Spiced Mead Making Class offered by Kyle Ducharme

    * Mar 14 - Apis Mead and Winery, Carnegie, PA - Thursday South Hills Group Run on PI Day!

    * Mar 14 - What's Brewing? Supply - Palatine, IL - Mead Making Class

    * Mar 16 - The Bee Shop, Toronto, ON, Canada - Mead Making Workshop

    * Mar 16 - a href="https://fb.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    2-13-24 – Traci Kuhfuss – Mead recipes, flavor profiles, exotic woods

    2-13-24 – Traci Kuhfuss – Mead recipes, flavor profiles, exotic woods

    2-13-24 Tonight we're headed to Texas to talk with Traci Kuhfuss, home meadmaker and mead consultant.



    Traci Kuhfuss comes to us from Texas by way of Arizona. She ís been active as a homebrewer and mead maker for 20 years now, participating in brew clubs and competitions in all the places she has lived and traveled.. Traci is a professional graphic designer who loves making mead.



    Traci got into brewing once upon a time, she was newly divorced and her friends were all getting married and having kids. She was bored with sitting at home with nothing to do. Her friends got her a home brewing kit that year for Christmas. She made her first beer that New Years Eve. She eventually joined a homebrew club and was introduced to mead. She started making mead then and winning more medals with mead than beer. She has been consistently winning awards since 2005 to include many BOS wins such as Great Arizona Home Brew Competitions, Orpheus Cup, Queen of Beer, and Mead Stampede.



    After moving to Texas, she briefly dipped a toe in the commercial realm but went back to the homebrew scene. She has even helped with Texas Rivers Distilling in advising how to make good mead to make award winning Honey Creek Honey Spirits. Which took a silver medal in February 2023 at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.



    She has been involved in many competitions including The Great Arizona Homebrew Competition and The Great Arizona Mead Competition when she lived in Phoenix, Arizona. Upon moving to Texas she became involved in the local Houston homebrew scene with her clubs the Cane Island Alers and Sugarland Imperialists, helping to grow the mead community & assisting in Operation Fermentation. Traci also ran the Texas Mead Cup from 2019 to 2023 and has new plans to grow the mead judging pool and assist other Texas clubs in growing mead entries in their competitions.



    Join us to talk mead with Traci, and explore making better mead.



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    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @realGotMead and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT

    Join us on live chat during the show







    Upcoming Shows



    * Feb 27 - Bob Slanzi - Thinking Outside the Box

    * March 12 - Laura Angotti - Historical Mead

    * March 26 - Bray Denard - Mead Experimenting, One Month Mead



    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff

    * Let There Be Session Meads by Rob Ratliff

    * Monin liqeuer concentrates

    • 2 hr 10 min
    1-30-24 Tony Fry – Arkansas Meadery

    1-30-24 Tony Fry – Arkansas Meadery

    1-30-24 We're off to Arkansas tonight (where it's warmer) to visit with Tony Fry, owner and meadmaker at Arkansas Meadery in Alexander, Arkansas.

    Since 2001, Tony Fry has been deeply passionate about the art of fermenting, starting with beer and wine and eventually delving into the world of mead. As a founding member of CAF ("Central Arkansas Fermenters") in 2003, a prominent homebrew club based in Little Rock, Arkansas, he played a pivotal role in fostering a vibrant community of enthusiasts, making it one of the largest homebrew clubs in the United States.



    In 2014, Tony ventured into beekeeping, which further sparked his interest in mead-making. This journey led him to acquire a small farm in Saline County, Arkansas, in 2015. Serendipitously, that same year, the dry county lifted restrictions on alcohol sales, providing the perfect opportunity for Tony to explore his passion for mead-making and the possibility of opening a Meadery.



    Tony views this sequence of events as a divine sign, inspiring him to establish Arkansas's first Meadery, opening the meadery in September of 2021. Today, he is thrilled to share his creations with the world, inviting everyone to join the journey.



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    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @realGotMead and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT

    Join us on live chat during the show







    Upcoming Shows

    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff

    * Let There Be Session Meads by Rob Ratliff



    Upcoming Events



    * Valkyries Horn Mead Competition Home and Commercial Entries are open until Feb 2! Enter your Meads! Commercial https://commercial.valkyrieshorn.com/ and home https://comp.valkyrieshorn.com/

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    https://emmconference.comThe European Mead Makers Conference is coming up, and registration is open until Feb 18. The Mead Madness Cup is taking entry registrations until Jan 31. Registration for MMC a class="x1i10hfl xjbqb8w x6umtig x1b1mbwd xaqea5y xav7gou x9f619 x1ypdohk xt0psk2 xe8uvvx xdj266r x11i5rnm xat24cr x1mh8g0r xexx8yu x4uap5 x18d9i69 xkhd6sd x16tdsg8 x1hl2dhg xggy1nq x1a2a7pz xt0b8zv x1fey0fg" tabindex="0" role="link" href...

    • 2 hr 13 min
    1-16-24 Carlos Herrera – Texas Longhouse Meadery – Starting and Building a Meadery

    1-16-24 Carlos Herrera – Texas Longhouse Meadery – Starting and Building a Meadery

    1-16-24 Welcome to 2024! GotMead Live is back with Carlos Herrera, owner of the soon-to-be Texas Longhouse Meadery in Wylie, TX, just north of Dallas.

    Carlos has done a lot in his life so far. He spent 8 years in the army as an airborne infantryman. He was medically discharged in 2011 due to combat injuries and became a Paramedic in 2013. In 2015 decided he wasn't ready for civilian life and went back overseas as a high threat diplomatic security contractor team medic. He then spent 2 years at the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan and a year in Northern Iraq with the US Consulate before injuring his back again. He's had 3 spinal surgeries since then. Thank you for your service, Carlos!



    Carlos has been solo brewing mead since 2016. He was helping an older gentleman before that who used to make it for his Norse Heathen kindred group's ceremonial purposes. They used to make it what he would call the 'old ways' (open ferment in a bucket or old wood barrel, with no nutrients, and would add the kitchen sink if they could). Carlos thought there was a better way to do it so he started off on his own and learned a lot long the way thanks to people like Carvin Wilson, Tom Repas, Ken Schramm, and others. He decided to go commercial after winning multiple awards and being pushed by his homebrew club and friends to take the leap. Carlos loves bochets, pyments, and barrel projects.



    Carlos is in the process of building his meadery and is going to be talking with us about his journey in licensing and building a meadery, and also about his meads.



    Join us to see how he's doing!

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    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @realGotMead and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT

    Join us on live chat during the show







    Upcoming Shows

    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff

    * Let There Be Session Meads by Rob Ratliff



    Upcoming Events



    * Valkyries Horn Mead Competition Home and Commercial Entries are open until Feb 2! Enter your Meads! Commercial https://commercial.valkyrieshorn.com/ and home https://comp.valkyrieshorn.com/

    *



    https://emmconference.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    12-5-23 Brian Galbreath – Unpossible Mead

    12-5-23 Brian Galbreath – Unpossible Mead

    12-5-23 Tonight on GotMead Live at 9PM EST we're talking with Brian Galbreath, owner of Unpossible Meadery in Dwight, IL, just off Route 66. Brian started fermenting ciders and then mead in 2013. Pete Bakulic told him to focus on traditionals when he got started. [break]Brian went on to take a Mazer Cup win with his Montmorency Barrel Aged Mead, where he won the 2016 Home Mead Competition in the experimental mead category. Now his commercial meads are still taking awards in competitions.

    Unpossible Mead is located in Dwight, IL (which is about 80 miles southwest of Chicago).  Just having celebrated 5 years, Brian Galbreath and his small crew are looking forward to many more years of making session, varietal trads, and running their barrel program.

    Join us on the live chat and don't be afraid to call in if you want to!



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    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @realGotMead and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT

    Join us on live chat during the show







    Upcoming Shows



    * December 5 - Brian Galbreath, Unpossible Mead



    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff

    * Let There Be Session Meads by Rob Ratliff



    Upcoming Events



    * Dec 6 - Oppegaard Meadery, Tukwila, WA - Mead and Cheese and Cheese and Mead pairings

    * Dec 6 - Kingview Meadhouse and Winery, Mount Lebanon, PA - Trivia Night

    * Dec 7 - Manaical Mead Co, Ypsilanti Township, MI - Thorsday, bring your viking horns

    * Dec 7 - Starrlight Mead, Pittsboro, NC - Mead Club Party - Ben's 60th Birthday Bash

    * Dec 8-10 -  Honeygirl Meadery, Durham, NC - Mead and Macaron tasting

    * Dec 9 - Apis Mead and Winery, Carnegie, PA - Decemberfest Party with 732 The Electric Duo - live music

    * Dec 9 - Four Brothers Mead, Festus, MO - John Jarrett live music

    * Dec 14 - KingView Meadhouse and Winery, Mount Lebanon, PA - Day One acoustic music

    * Dec 16 - KingView Meadhouse and Winery, Mount Lebanon,

    • 2 hr 20 min
    11-21-23 Bees, Honey and Going Pro with Tom Repas

    11-21-23 Bees, Honey and Going Pro with Tom Repas

    Tonight at 9PM ET we'll be talking with Tom Repas. Tom has been on the show before, and we're having him back, as he's an absolute fountain of information! And he makes 'ok' mead. We're going to delve into the bees and their care.



    What you may not be aware of is that a year ago, Tom started making his 'ok' meads professionally. Apiflora Mead, made and available at Zymurcracy Beer Company in Rapid City, South Dakota. Apiflora is rapidly approaching the anniversary and December mead releases.



    Tom is a Master Beekeeper and owner of Canyon Rim Honey Bees, providing bees and honey in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Tom speaks on beekeeping all over the country, and has presented several times at the AMMA MeadCon on both beekeeping and meadmaking. Tom has won a large number of awards for his mead as well.



    Tom is a 4th generation beekeeper, and has been working with bees since he was a kid. He kept bees and sold the honey for extra money in high school. He went into professional beekeeping while he was still active as a medical doctor, and has developed a cross for bees that are gentle, overwinter well, and are mite resistant.



    On the mead side of things, Tom is a very talented mead maker who consistently wins medals with his meads, and has a skill for thinking outside the box for flavor profiles. His mushroom mead was the talk of the mead community for some time when he brought it out to taste. I got to try it, I was stunned at how good it was. Of course, Tom uses his own honey, as well as honeys from other providers and areas, and they're all good! Tom says his meads are 'ok'. We think they're better than that, lol.



    Join us on the live chat and don't be afraid to call in if you want to!



    This player will show the most recent show, and when we're live, will play the live feed. If you are calling in, please turn off the player sound, so we don't get feedback.[break] [break]Click here to see a playable list of all our episodes!







    Sponsor:



    Honnibrook Craft Meadery. Rated the very best winery in Colorado! Visit our state-of-the-art meadery and tasting room south of downtown Castle Rock, Colorado, in a converted man cave. Mention the Got Mead Podcast this month for a free draft taster!  Google H-O-N-N-I Brook for hours and directions. They love visitors!  www.honnibrook.com







    If you want to ask your mead making questions, you can call us at 803-443-MEAD (6323) or send us a question via email, or via Twitter @realGotMead and we'll tackle it online! 9PM EDT/6PM PDT

    Join us on live chat during the show







    Upcoming Shows



    * December 5 - Brian Galbreath, Unpossible Mead



    Show links and notes



    * Let There Be Melomels by Rob Ratliff

    * The Big Book of Mead Recipes by Rob Ratliff

    * Let There Be Session Meads by Rob Ratliff



    Upcoming Events



    * Nov 22 - ARTifice Ales and Mead, Manheim, PA - Comedy Brews

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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BurningLeaves ,

Great info

Great podcast. I just wish they created a second podcast more focused on technical information with a bit less gabbing.
Also, some of us cannot afford to go to the conferences, the "teasers" to the information that will be provided in talks at the conferences do more to irritate then anything. Please include how the "rest of us" can aquire the information that you will not disclose on the podcast.

Rohloffj ,

Anything technical?

This would be a TON better if there was done decent discussion about recipe building and technique. If it wasn't for the solid guests, this would be unbearable to listen to. The non-stop laughter, the cell phones that keep dinging, the long awkward pauses.... Time to train on Interviewing 101. I thought a two hour podcast with Ken Schramm would be more than 1:45 talking about apple tree varieties.

Prawn Solo ,

Educational Mead Debauchery for your Ears

Without a doubt the podcasters and interviewees are the most knowledgeable and entertaining Mazers in the Mead Making (and drinking😉) space. With over 50 years combined experience in making, judging and helping the Mead the niche grow, every episode is a delight to my ears.

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