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!



Several of my readers (of both the website and the eBook) have asked me how they can support One answer is to make as many outstanding fermented beverages as you can, and maybe one day share one with me. :-)

Another way to support us is to purchase our eBook.

If you would like another way to support us, we added a donate tab to the site. We created this site from a love of fermenting beverages in the highest quality possible, and freely sharing the methods and techniques we’ve developed. If this information has value to you and you’d like to support us, please feel free to donate an amount that works for you.