View Full Version : Brewing Network Does Mead

09-06-2006, 03:01 AM
The Brewing Network, which I have just recently started listening to is going to do a show om mead 9/10/06.
Unfortunatley it doesn't include Vicky or Oskaar like we had been hoping in other recent posts.
I feel totally robbed here >:(

From the email I got from the network it says that Rabbits Foot meadry will be on the broadcast.

So some good publicity for mead. But none for the heart and soul of mead... GOTMEAD.COM!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am now going to email the network about how this site needs to be mentioned in this brewcast along with Vicky's name.
So I am hereby declaring a write in campaign to the Brewing network to mention that gotmead.com is the #1 resource for anyone interested in mead.

That is if Vicky gives her blessing!

Here is the email addy of the Brewing networks host,

We have until Sunday to get our message out!

Of course if Vicky give us her blessing.

Little Mick
09-06-2006, 04:29 AM
Done and done! I sent this with my name left in.

Dear Sir,
It has come to my attention that your network plans to do a show on Mead coming up soon and that there are no plans to include mention of Gotmead.com. I caution that this is in fact a serious error in judgment. While mead and mead making is an ancient art as old as getting hammered only recently has technology made available to the average man the technique and the support to do it alone on such a widespread basis. I am a home brewer of mead with a couple of batches under my belt. I say to you now that none of these would have been possible without the website and the literally thousands of posts of professional and traditional advice on the subject. The hard work and time that the operators of Gotmead.com have put into their passion deserve to be recognized. Besides, when your listeners want more information than is provided on your program where will you direct them? What road will you lead your loyal fans down? Gotmead.com is not just a mead fan site; it is a living encyclopedia on the subject.

Also kudos on recognizing Rabbit’s Foot Meadery. When I took a tour on Shore leave the owners were very kind and friendly. Not to mention the fact that they brew a black cherry cyser to knock your socks off.

Thank you for your time!

A1C ********, USAF,
Incirlik AB, Turkey

09-06-2006, 12:26 PM
I dropped Justin a line, we'll see what happens.

Vicky - buried under a website deadline

09-10-2006, 09:27 AM
Well here is an update on todays mead show on the brewing network.
It's not happening ???
Some kind of unexpected scheduling on their guests part so the mead show is going to be postponed to sometime in October.
Thought I would let you all know, I was really looking forward to this show today.
I still have to figure out why I can only get the network to stream for me part time.
I will try an keep you all updated on this with the new date.

09-11-2006, 08:50 AM
Yeah, Mike Faul from Rabbits Foot Meadery couldn't come in for his interview (they're moving right now), and I was at a concert Sunday night for my 20th wedding anniversary (in August, but the concert was last night).

Justin is planning it for late October, and you can expect Mike Faul, myself, and probably Oskaar to be on.

Sorry about the last minute re-schedule, Justin is scrambling as fast as he can to deal with our schedules!


10-07-2006, 01:40 AM
Ok looks like the new date for the Brewing networks' mead show is Oct. 29
I can't wait, I'm such a geek!

10-11-2006, 08:56 AM
Geek here to Kace!! I wonder if their bandwidth will handle the additional mazers tuning in. They did mention mead in the last show (hangover show) and the event they attended over the weekend in CA. It will be interesting to put a voice to the names of Oskaar and Vicky, if they can call in to the show!!

10-11-2006, 12:02 PM
Hey all,
I've been listening to the brewing network for a long time now, and it is a good show.While the show is going on, you can listen to it live. Go to www.thebrewingnetwork.com and click on listen live. They should be able to accomodate the extra traffic since they just upgraded the works (bandwidth and such). You can also go to the chatroom and ask your questions live during the show. Kudos to Vicky and Oskaar, can't wait for the show.
Just as a sidenote, I've e-mailed Justin about Gotmead months ago, mentioned this site in the chat room and every time there is talk about mead in their chatroom, this site is mentioned.


PS. The archives are awsome, check out the other shows and if you want to learn about beer, check out the Jamil show. At this time iTunes has a problem with some of the shows so the better bet is to download them from the archives. Try iTunes first, but YMMV.


10-11-2006, 12:33 PM
Well, Oskaar and I are going to be featured along with Mike Faul from Rabbits Foot Meadery, so I expect we'll be there!

Vicky - got it on my schedule....

10-11-2006, 03:34 PM
Yup, I'll be drinkin' and yappin' away! LOL


10-11-2006, 07:18 PM
Yup, just got the confirmation email from Justin. We're on!

10-11-2006, 09:00 PM
I caught the network live last sunday for my first time and played it on the low bandwidth speed. The common wisdom was to connect on the low bandwidth setting. People connecting to the high badwidth were complaining about buffering. You may want to keep this in mind, especially if all the geeks here put a load on their system.

Maybe we will doom the show

10-11-2006, 10:10 PM

We should get everyone on gotmead.com to see if we can give them the biggest crowd and biggest presence in the chat room ever!

Think up some good questions and ask them in chat. It might be a good idea to ID yourself as a GotMeader when asking the question. Something like "I surf Gotmead.com and was wondering if Oskaar ever really does sleep?" LOL

It would be a good way for The Brewing Network, and their advertisers to see a potential demographic and do some advertising here on Gotmead.com. Who knows, we get enough advertising and the site could support itself and we wouldn't have to pimp for subscriptions.

Just an idea!


10-12-2006, 08:26 AM
OK Oskaar,
I think you have set yourself up for some interesting questions... >:D >:D Will you be sending some mead in for them to try on air?

I have listened to the archives of the show and they have tried some mead so it will be good to see them with a mead maker in the "studio".

I think this will be one show I listen to live instead of archive listening.

10-13-2006, 09:05 PM
I'll be watching, Really want to see what two of my favorite mazers look like. ;D

10-14-2006, 11:29 AM
Just a few more bits of info:
TBN just upgraded the generator so theoretically they should be able to support the bandwidth and the extra traffic.
You could start posting questions for the show in their forum, I will start the thread today.
Justin also does a live show on the radio in the San Francisco area, so this could be great exposure for the Godmead site.
Sending meads for tasting is a great way to get their attention.


10-23-2006, 06:52 PM
I'll be there on the 29th... I'll bring a couple of samples to have 'on the air'

I have a 10MB pipe at the meadery. Should just host it live there :-)

10-27-2006, 07:44 PM
That's a great idea Mike!

For those of you who can stop by Rabbit's Foot Meadery I was fortunate enough to stop by and see Mike's operation up close and personal. Including his nicely appointed mead lounge (complete with a dartboard...hmmm mead and darts... this could get interesting!) in the front of the meadery. I'll be heading back at some point to down more mead with Mike and Kelly!

Hey folks, Vicky will be on at 6:30 PM PDT and Oskaar will be on at 7:00 PM PDT, this is a great opportunity for the mead world to flood the Brewing Network with traffic to show them how many rabid mead FANatics there are out there. Join up in the chat room and get your questions in for the program so we can pimp Gotmead.com and Mead in general. This should be totally fun!



10-30-2006, 04:21 AM
Hey now,

That was fun, especially "Stump the Meadmaker" but they got us with a beer question! What the hell, it was a lot of fun and we're planning on doing more in the future so the word about mead is getting out there.

Saw some of youse guys out there in the chat room on the Brewing Network's website and that was fun too.!

Cheers to all,


10-31-2006, 11:55 PM
That was a very enjoyable show. I liked it immensely, and it was a blast to hear so many mead luminaries in one "spot". Great work Oskaar, Vicky! Hope to hear youse guys on the air again soonest!

Anybody who missed it live, as I did, can find the mp3 archive of it here (http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/archive/dwnldarchive10-29-06.mp3). It's a nice long show, and very much worth the download time, and a mead-enhanced listen-to.


11-02-2006, 02:37 AM
finally got the chance to listen to the show via iTunes.
Great show Vickster and Oskaar! Hope to hear more of you! :angel10: