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Monday, March 23, 2015

Purgatory. A Dwojniak style Mead (Honey Wine) made with equal parts honey to water. This Mead I made for the Wessels Meadery in Forest Grove was aged in Big Bottom Whisky barrels for a year and a half. The uncorking is this Wednesday at the ABV Public House in Hillsboro Oregon. This is the finest commercial Honey Wine I have ever made.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Elegance, the Mead I made for, Kookoolan World Meadery, Just won a silver Medal for semi sweet Traditional Mead at the 2014 Mazer cup. The Mazer Cup is the worlds largest Mead Competition. After one sip, you'll see why I named it, Elegance!

available at Mainbrew , ABV, and other fine bottle shops!



UPDATE. Just for clarification, I have been getting folks asking me about "my latest batch of Elegance" from Kookoolan. The 2015 Elegance from Kookoolan is not my Mead and is not the same stuff; I did not make it nor had anything to do with it whatsoever. I do not make Mead for Kookoolan any longer. The only way to be sure that the bottle of Elegance that you have found anywhere is the Original product that I have made is if it is signed by me and purchased through 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mead making class

I will be teaching a Mead Making class on Sunday, January 26 from 4-6 pm at 

Tuition is only $50.00 USD per person and class size is limited.

This class I will instruct mead making from beginning through advanced techniques and we will also be serving up some delicious samples of both commercial Meads and some of my private home collections. 

To sign up please visit mainbrew beer and wine, or call.

Mainbrew: 23596 NW Clara Lane, Hillsboro OR 97124. 503-648-4254

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The release of Elegance

This Friday, July 26 from 4-7pm. Come on by for the official release and tasting of: Elegance. A sweet/semi sweet traditional mead I made for Kookoolan World Meadery. This Mead is very diverse and pares well with many types of food.

Filtering Elegance

  Here we are getting ready to crossflow filter the latest release of Traditional Mead at Kookoolan World Meadery. This type of filtration is hands down the best. It is the softest on the wine and a gas-purged completely enclosed system. They aren't cheap. This unit is seventy five thousand US dollars. Boy does it work awesome! Crystal clear product and if you have residual sugar you don't have to worry about bottles blowing up in your consumer's faces! The official release for this mead is Friday July, 26 at

Friday, February 22, 2013

The Wessels Meadery

This is Joe and myself. He's starting a new Traditional Meadery (Wessels) in Western Oregon. And I am their consulting mead maker in addition to making Mead for kookoolan as well. Behind us is a new 9 barrel dual-zoned jacket (glycolized) fermenter made to my specs and allows me to precisely control the zones of temperature.  Mead made properly does require some specialty equipment that differs from wineries and breweries. The Wessels are all for doing it right, which means the Meads will all be cold fermented and processed with world class honey. They will be adding several more of these soon in addition to other gear. BTW, if you plan on starting a Meadery in Washington county Oregon, you might want to reconsider, it is not easy. Yamhill County is a lot more friendly to businesses such as this type (and others). More later. Cheers!