Secrets of Meadmaking

Pro tip for cold climates & mead brewing. Mead likes to ferment at 70-78F. In my experience, cold temps can extend the primary ferment by 3-4 months. When it’s well below zero here in the Green Mountains, I let the wood stove stoke overnight and the house can get down…

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Recording Sigewif

So. An experiment in posting via my iPad whilst cooking stainless billets in the forge… LOL. They must be held at high temp for quite some while with little to do but watch, and keep things smooth and even before the Big Squish. Voila! I think this will work. How…

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Saga of Sigewif

I have kept bees for well over a decade now. They are magical and more interesting than I ever thought they would be. I had a dream one late Winter about being a bee and flying low over the snow, looking for little purple flowers. I did not know at…

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