A.J. Gooch

A.J. Gooch has been brewing beer and Mead for over 15 years. He has been teaching how to brew beer and mead for over a decade and has been teaching the art of making cordials for nine years. He is a member of ADF and of the SCA. He is involved in the teaching of brewing in these groups also.

How To Brew a Mead From Beginning To End

Most wines are created by the fermentation of fruit juices, but this magical beverage, sacred to the ancient Celts and a host of Pagan cultures, comes from the fermentation of pure honey (itself a miraculous substance). There are several kinds of meads, some spiced or exotically flavored, some joined with fruit juices before fermentation. Mead can be dry and clear like a German white wine, or heavy and golden, or red like a port or cream sherry, and they are prized from Northern Europe to Southern Africa. A.J. will show you what you need to brew your own simple mead, in this hands-on demonstration.

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