Meadmaker of the Year Josh Holbrook interviews the Godfather of Mead Ken Schramm for our Better Judge a Mead series. Ken is the author of the essential “The Compleat Meadmaker” and founder of Schramm’s Mead. Ken and Josh discuss many mead topics: achieving balance and what balance even means, fruit preparation, honey character, advice for new and advanced judges, and the future of mead. They also sample and talk through judging notes for Schramm’s Mead Blackberry, which you can order to enjoy for your own virtual taste along at .

Here is a simple form for all BJCP members interested in continuing their edification and playing along at home with these educational seminars. You will get one non-judging point for each seminar you complete. Watch the vid, write some notes, do your tasting, write your tasting notes and boom. Points.

Better Judge a Mead Episode Schedule with Taste Along Mead Recommendation:

8/13/21 – Steve Fletty
Taste Along Mead – Heidrun Meadery: Hawaiian Lehua Blossom

8/20/21 – Tom Repas
Taste Along Mead – Zen Bee: Mara Ume

8/27/21 – Carvin Wilson
Taste Along Mead – Lost Cause: Nine Deaths

9/3/21 – Kristen England
Taste Along Mead – Chaucer’s Mead

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