Chinook Mead From Episode 43

During episode 43, we tasted and reviewed several meads made by Aaron and JD. The biggest hit of the night was Aaron’s Chinook project. This is a simple mead, lightly hopped, carbed and very exquisite. Here is the recipe directly from the tasting. Co-host Jeff Shouse deserves credit for the

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Flavored Oak Chips

   As mentioned on episode 41, we talked briefly about an experiment to find out exactly how much flavor is contributed by using oak chips that supposedly come from actual liquor barrels. The directions say to use 2 oz per 5 gallons during secondary fermentation. It also encourages you to

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Themed Meads

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about themed meads such as holidays, seasons, special days, etc. In the mead making world, July 4th is right around the corner and we had discussed ideas for recipes that would highlight this holiday. Summer time, BBQ’s, sunny days, picnics, cold

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Toasting Wood at Home

Toasting your own Wood Chips (Reposted with permission) by Matt Del Fiacco Like many new brewers, when I first started brewing I was eager to find interesting ingredients I could use, from Sriracha (bad idea) to vanilla beans (used 2 beans per gallon, terrible plan). Around this time, I tried

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