Level Up Your Mead Game: Meadmaking Tips for All Brewers

Mead, the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage, has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, especially amongst adventurous homebrewers. Making mead can seem easy, but making great mead is a different story. Fermenting with honey presents new challenges and obstacles for brewers of any skill level.

This presentation explores modern mead makingpractices and advanced techniques, including challenges unique to experienced brewers.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the challenges of fermenting with honey and how to overcome them
  • Identify appropriate yeast strains, nutrient protocols, and other techniques to obtain ideal results
  • Formulate mead recipes and understand the impact of ingredient additions
  • Identify major flaws and techniques to avoid them

About the Speaker

Billy Beltz is the co-founder of Lost Cause Meadery located in San Diego, California. Established in 2017, Lost Cause Meadery specializes in crafting high quality meads across a wide variety of styles and has become one of the most awarded meaderies in the world over the last four years. Billy is also a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) Certified Mead Judge.

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