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Make Mead Like a Viking

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Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers

  • Author: Jereme Zimmerman
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • ISBN: 9781603585989  | Published by Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches | Weight:16.16 oz.


What's Inside Make Mead Like a Viking



1: The Mythological Origins of the Magic Mead of Poetry

2: Mead in the Viking Age

3: Honey and the Bees We Have to Thank for It

4: Preparing for Battle: Basic Equipment, Ingredients, and Planning Strategies

5: Brewing the Drink of the Gods: Techniques for Making Wildcrafted Mead

6: Basic Mead Recipes and Some Variations

7: Herbal, Vegetable, Floral Fruit, and Cooking Meads

8: Bragots, Herbal Honey Beers, Grogs, and Other Oddities

9: How to Drink Mead Like a Viking: Viking-Era Games and Rituals



Brewing Glossary

Resources and Inspiration



Plus Over 25 Recipes!

Make Mead Like a Viking Back Cover Copy

Unlock the mead-brewing secrets of the ancient Norse with homesteader, fermentation enthusiast, and self-described "Applalachian Yeti Viking" Jereme Zimmerman.

In Make Mead Like a Viking, ZImmerman shows how to embrace traditional Nordic culture and rituals surrounding mead through experimentation in fermentation and flavor. Whether you're new to homebrewing or looking to expand your brewing and fermentation practices, Zimmerman will help you craft a sense of wild authenticity and individuality into your homemade brews - from sweet, semi-sweet, and dry meads, melomels (fruit meads), and methegins (spiced meads) to bragots (honey beers), grog, and more.

Zimmerman also provides in-depth information:

  • The importance of local and unpasteurized honey for both flavor and health benefits
  • Why modern homebrewing practices, materials, and chemicals work but aren’t necessary
  • Herbs and wild botanicals for use in flavoring and preserving these healing, nutritious, and magical meads, beers, and wines
  • Recommendations for starting a mead circle to share your wild meads with other brewers as part of the growing wild mead subculture
  • and more

Grounded in history and mythology but focused on a natural and self-sufficient approach, Make Mead Like a Viking is a practical and entertaining guide for all ages.


About the Author

Jereme Zimmerman grew up on his parents’ northern Kentucky goat farm, Twin Meadows, where he was also homeschooled. After graduating from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, he moved to the Pacific Northwest, where he immersed himself in the world of homebrewing.

As the world’s only peace-loving, green-living Appalachian Yeti Viking, Zimmerman writes, blogs, and speaks regularly on fermentation, mead-making, homesteading, and good eating. He is a regular contributor to various publications and websites, including New Pioneer and Backwoods Home magazines.

He writes for Earthineer.com as “RedHeadedYeti.” He currently lives in Berea with his wife, Jenna, and daughters, Sadie and Maisie, where he practices urban homesteading and cavorts with farmers, authors, and fellow sustainable-living enthusiasts.


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1 Reviews For "Make Mead Like a Viking"

  1. Excellent collection of Mead recipes & How To

    by John on 10 Thu,2016


    This book is an excellent one source reference. Melo Mels, braggot, malting, if it can be fermented, there is something about it here. Great Book.

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