Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett are talking beekeeping, honey, and mead with intermediate beekeeper Bob Slanzi. Bob recently won the 'Best in Show' award at Homebrew Alley VII for his ghost chili mead. Hear why Bob decided to take up beekeeping, and how his hobby naturally led him to brew mead. Learn how Bob captures swarms, and why a beekeeper need to be able to analyze the health of a colony. Hear how Bob creates award-winning meads by staggering the addition of nutrients. What yeast does Bob prefer? Hear how Bob's flavored meads have been influenced by the tastes and scents of New York City! Thanks to our sponsor, Fairway Market.
"The tannins, the acid, the sweetness- they all have to be in balance. And that's what makes a good mead." [21:45]
-- Bob Slanzi on Fuhmentaboudit!