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Brewing TV - Episode 21: Making Mead with Curt Stock


Original postdate: October 8, 2010

Here at Brewing TV, we focus mainly on homebrew and craft beer. But there is a wide range of other (often ancient) fermented beverages that homebrewers have made their own. Among them - mead. In this episode, we visit with mead master Curt Stock to learn more about the process and payoff of making your own mead (melomel, and pyment).


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Some of Curt's Mead recipes

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Reader Comments (18)

so when is btv going to do another promo code for the entire order, or even just grain????? I need a couple sacks, and as im sure you know the wholesaler wont sell to home brewers anymore, so im holding out for a better price!!!!!

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDon Boyle

Oosik is a term used in Native Alaska cultures to describe the baculum of walruses, seals, sea lions, and polar bears...
The baculum (also penis bone, penile bone or os penis) is a bone found in the penis of most mammals.

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Kraft

don't get me started on that 10% off code, i was getting married that week (the only episode i missed) and dropped $900 or so on my new system the following week. curse my poor timing!

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

Dude has an awesome gut! Nice!

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterunhuman

Is that mead carbonated?

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBruwhuas

Ha, I've never seen an oosik tap handle before! Surprised Midnight Sun doesn't use one for their Oosik Amber Ale.

October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChaz

THAT guy is a god among homebrewers. He *must* have his own micro-pub, no?

October 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterArn Sweatman

I very much enjoyed the show. I have never had mead and now want to try some!!


October 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary F. Martin

I attended the mead panel at the Oakland 2009 NHC and that 7 week mead he mentioned was absolutely AMAZING!!!

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobertjm

What was up with the cases of MGD, Coors Light and Bud Light at the 35 second mark? Something I noticed that felt out of place.

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Not all Jason.

He probably got the longnecks from a bar somewhere for bottling. Best part of that is someone else had the chore of emptying them. Unfortunately, you also have to clean the labels yourself.

And those are some of the older cardboard boxes. Stand up a heck of a lot to abuse and use. Not like the cheap crap cardboard boxes they use these days that are tossed.

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobertjm


That's cool, I'm not mad or anything. I blame the rewatching of "Beer Wars" with my fiancée. Hence my anti-big-brewery knee jerk reaction.


On a side note: I've officially got my fiancée, who's already into good beer, now into brewing too! I'm not surprised we did get engaged at a Lake Front Brewery :-)

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Lucky guy!! No arguing over whether you really "need" that new piece of homebrew equipment. :-)

I did notice quite a bunch of married brew teams at the Oakland NHC.

October 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobertjm

Another awesome episode. Thanks for the great tips. Curt's basement is amazing, thanks for the inspiration!

April 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWakeMikey

Why yeast does Curt use??? That was not really covered. The staggered additions and thats it... I think I used a wine yeast I do not like... First Mead Error, I guess.

August 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaveT

@DaveT - I know from the mead kits Curt designed for NB one of his favorites is the Lalvin 71B "Narbonne" : http://www.northernbrewer.com/winemaking/lalvin-narbonne-yeast-71b-1122.html

August 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterDawson

Sorry, I know I'm way late, but I can't be the first one to notice the multiple segments. Curt's shirt changes and Dawson's beard actually exists in some of the shots.

Awesome episode. Mead all the way!

April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott

Are these meads carbonated?

February 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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