The Lore And Craft Of Mead: eBook Release

posted on 18 January 2011 by : Health/Nutrition, History, Mead, Publications.

We’re excited to announce the release of this ebook as a PDF download!

Price: $20.00

This book has been a long time coming. Since I started brewing years ago, I knew that I wanted to help teach people how to make their own fermented beverages. It’s not a terribly difficult process, but I felt the process was more complicated for beginners than it perhaps should be.

Later, when I took Harper Meader‘s “Measure by the handful and stir with your arm” meadmaking class, I knew that I had finally found my fermented beverage of choice. Mead has many things going for it; it’s humanity’s oldest fermented beverage, it’s made from one of the most profound foods known (honey), and it’s really simple and easy to make a delicious batch.

This book builds (or perhaps restores) a bridge between two camps: traditional meadmaking, and traditional herbalism. If we go back far enough there is no difference between the two. So if you are an experienced meadmaker looking to add a dose of herbalism to your brewing, or if you are an herbalist looking to get into meadmaking, this book will speak to you. Of course, it is also ideal for the beginner as it walks you through every step of the way.

There is somewhat of a focus on keeping mead a healthy beverage; I speak of spring water, the best local organic honey you can find, and local or wildharvested ingredients for your mead. Honey and good water are both profound nutrients for the human body; when we combine them with yeast and other ingredients from our ecosystem we can get some of the most powerful beverages available anywhere.

I also worked hard to cut out the fluff, and make the book as concise as possible. Those of you who know me or my default writing style know this is no easy task. ;-)    My aim was to take this meadmaking method, which both is simple for the beginner and very expandable for the intermediate or advanced meadmaker, and keep it to a booklet-length document, cramming as much information as possible into 16 pages. Hopefully I was successful.

So for all of humanity’s meadmakers, past, present, and future, I raise my drinking horn to you!

7 Comments to The Lore And Craft Of Mead: eBook Release

  1. […] let it go that long though…. I didn’t use his exact recipe, but rather adapted my own meadmaking method to incorporate the prickly pears. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks again Anthony… 28 […]

  2. Prickly Pear Mead | BardicBrews.net on 28 January 2011
  3. […] of my readers (of both the website and the eBook) have asked me how they can support BardicBrews.net. One answer is to make as many outstanding […]

  4. Donations | BardicBrews.net on 30 March 2011
  5. […] When I brew mead with chaga, it’s usually a 3-gallon batch. Therefore I will brew 2 gallons of chaga tea, adding about 2 fistfulls of chaga to 2 gallons of spring water, and decocting for 4-6 hours minimum. With this 2 gallons of tea, I follow my basic mead recipe, which is described in detail in my meadmaking eBook. […]

  6. Brewing Mead with Chaga | BardicBrews.net on 10 April 2011
  7. […] I’m happy to announce that I’ll be offering a Lore And Craft Of Mead Workshop in Manchester, NH on Thursday, June 30th at 7pm. The workshop will include a small mead tasting of a few brews I’ve done, a talk about the lore and value of mead, and a demonstration of how to make your first batch of mead. Registration for the class is $30, and includes a copy of The Lore And Craft Of Mead eBook. […]

  8. Mead Workshop in Manchester, NH | BardicBrews.net on 26 May 2011
  9. […] I’m happy to announce that I’ll be offering a Lore And Craft Of Mead Workshop in Manchester, NH on Tuesday, July 19th at 6pm. The workshop will include a small mead tasting of a few brews I’ve done, a talk about the lore and value of mead, and a demonstration of how to make your first batch of mead. Registration for the class is $30, and includes a copy of The Lore And Craft Of Mead eBook. […]

  10. Mead Workshop in Auburn, ME | BardicBrews.net on 6 July 2011
  11. […] bring you a brand new product: Herbal Asthma Strategies with Sean Donahue. After the success of the Lore And Craft of Mead book, we wanted to broaden our product range. While herbalism is one of the foundations of our […]

  12. Herbal Asthma Strategies with Sean Donahue | BardicBrews.net on 4 December 2011
  13. […] My first batch of mead was started with the help of my friend Jim who has a lot of great resources over at Bardic Brews. He also has an easy to follow ebook which shows the process in a lot more detail then my recipe, which you can find HERE. […]

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