Ask the Meadmaker – Things I’m Glad I Didn’t Know Before Going Pro

In which Ricky the Meadmaker talks about things he’s glad he didn’t know before going pro. If you really want to go pro, you might want to skip this episode! Ricky talks about going years without a proper paycheck, the stress the whole family has had to deal with, trolls on the internet, watching amazingContinue reading “Ask the Meadmaker – Things I’m Glad I Didn’t Know Before Going Pro”

Ask the Meadmaker – Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going Pro, Part 2

In which Ricky the Meadmaker talks about what else he wishes he’d known before going pro, including large-scale brewing equipment, HVAC systems, when to hire a professional, how to package large quantities, understanding the three-tier distribution model, and more! Further Reading:Why Cans?How Distribution Works

Ask the Meadmaker: Things I Wish I’d Known Before Going Pro, Part 1

In which Ricky the Meadmaker talks about what he wishes he knew before going pro, including: How to source large quantities of ingredients, who to reach out to when questions arise, state and federal regulations, how nice everyone in the industry is, and more! Further Reading: So You Want My Job: Janitor

Ask the Meadmaker – Basic Questions Pt 4

In which Ricky the Meadmaker goes back to basics and answers questions about brewing mead with fruit and spices, including when to add fruits and spices, whether to use fruit concentrate, whole fruits, or fruit flavors, whether to sanitize spices before adding them in secondary, and more! Further Reading:To the Larder! Experimenting with Fruits andContinue reading “Ask the Meadmaker – Basic Questions Pt 4”

Ask the Meadmaker – Basic Questions Pt 3

In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers questions about what kind of mead to brew for your first batch, what to do if your mead doesn’t taste very good, when to add yeast nutrient (and what exactly is it?), and more! Further Watching:Basics Part 1Basics Part 2 Further Reading: Your First Batch of MeadMeadmaking Essential Equipment MakingContinue reading “Ask the Meadmaker – Basic Questions Pt 3”

Ask the Meadmaker – Viking Days

A very special episode to support the work of Mystic Seaport and their amazing Viking Days Exhibit! In this episode, Ricky the Meadmaker dispels some of the common myths about Vikings and mead! Further Reading:Fun Fact: Skulls of EnemiesWhat’s So Sweet About a Honeymoon? Fun Fact: Mead of PoetryLady with a Mead Cup Mystic Seaport Video transcript:SoContinue reading “Ask the Meadmaker – Viking Days”

Ask the Meadmaker – Meadmaking Basics pt 2

In which Ricky the Meadmaker answers more basic questions about meadmaking, including when to add fruit and spices, the best way to carbonate, whether to sanitize your must, and more! Further Reading: Them’s Fightin’ WordsTiny BubblesHow We Brew Everything We BrewMaking Mead At Home in 3 Short Weeks

Ask the Meadmaker – How Can We Help?

In which Ricky the Meadmaker asks a question: What do all of you need right now? Transcript Does everyone else on YouTube feel like they’re filming for a low budget horror film? Like specifically, I don’t know, a zombie film where you want to be like, “it’s day 37 of the Quarantine?” Welcome to Ask the Meadmaker,Continue reading “Ask the Meadmaker – How Can We Help?”