New Look, Site Update, and Extended Break

My longtime readers will note that has a new look to it. There is a shiny new WordPress install with a new theme. And the more astute among you will notice the site works again, and there aren’t any unwanted viagra ads popping up for you to be revulsed by! :-)

Now that the site has been de-hacked, this is as good a time as any to also tell you about the changes to this site. My longtime readers will also know that my meadmaking production — and therefore also the posts to this site — have slowed way down in the past couple of years. There are a variety of reasons for this, some of them personal, others not…. but the bottom line is that I have decided that once my current batches in production have been bottled, I am going to take an extended break from meadmaking. I don’t want to commit to retiring, but for now activity on this site will slow down even more. I am more focused on audio engineering these days, and it occupies more and more of my time and attention. I find myself not complaining about this. While I still love mead and hold it in extremely high regard, it’s time for me to move on to a new chapter in my life.

As a result, there are no longer products available for purchase here, namely my meadmaking eBook, The Lore And Craft Of Mead. If anyone out there is reading this and wants a copy, contact me and we will work something out.

Those of you who would like to keep up with my activities can do so most effectively at and

It’s been a hell of a run; I’ve learned so much about mead, honey, bees, alcohol, herbalism, ecosystem health, and community, all as a direct result of my meadmaking practice. I am so grateful! I still hope to see you around a fireside soon!