Be Your Own Brewer (BYOB): Activate The Art, Craft & Alchemy of the Mead Making
with Malcolm Saunders
Friday November 17, 2017
7:00pm – 9:30pm
We know homemade food tastes better and that ‘from scratch’ offers qualities that store-bought will never achieve. The idea of ‘homemade’ gives us the feeling of healthy, wholesome, and nourishing.
But what about alcohol? Can it really be made at home well?
You can easily and successfully Be Your Own Brewer of the beverages you enjoy and have a true hand in the libations that you love.
Together we will explore the history of the fermentation of alcohol and see just how ancient and pervasive it is throughout every culture around the world.
Discover how alcohol once was, and still can be, used as a delivery system for superfoods, healing spices and tonic herbs, especially when you craft these drinks at home.
In this class you will gain new insight into mead (aka honey wine) which when consumed in moderation, can be a fun, affordable and healthful addition to your lifestyle.
Creating your own mead, as you will learn how, is the easy and preferred upgrade to buying anything commercially.
Not only will you understand the steps to naturally ferment this beverage but you’ll receive the knowledge and techniques to infuse your creation with different superfoods, superherbs and spices for added effect!
In this class you will custom create a half-gallon of your own superfood-superherb blend of mead to take home, let ferment and enjoy. Plus many, many samples will be had during the evening!
Recipes & Techniques include:
- Mead (of course!) but also variations called a melo-mel, metheglin, cyser
- Variations that are invigorating and highly inebriating like ‘Whole Hive’ and Labrador tea
- The methods for fermenting with store bought yeast or wild yeast
This workshop is inclusive of all your ingredients including raw honey, superfoods, super herbs and spices to add-in, as well as all the materials you need to get started which are a glass carboy to ferment in, an air-lock (we’ll explain about that in the class) as well as the yeast to activate your brew.
“I most enjoyed making our own brew to take home and tasting some that was already made. I appreciate the handouts and how organized the class was. I also enjoyed the chaos of the room once we were let loose to go and explore the herbs. Love the stories of the history, that books were read from and mentioned as resources. Thank you! As always I love to attend Light Cellar classes and enjoy sharing LC as a great resource for my own clients.”
– Melanie H.
“It was great to learn about. There was so much knowledge to tap into from Malcolm, I’m sure he could talk all weekend about it.”
– Billie H.
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