Jereme Zimmerman

Chelsea Green Publishing



Jereme Zimmerman is a writer and traditional brewing revivalist who lives in Kentucky. He has been published in various magazines and websites, and he travels globally to speak on topics such as fermentation, natural and holistic homebrewing, modern homesteading, and sustainable living. He is an avid fermenter and researches extensively into traditional fermentation practices in order to revive lost food arts and to educate people on how to preserve food using traditional, natural, and healing ingredients and techniques. His first book, Make Mead Like a Viking, was published in 2015, and it was translated into German as Met Brauen wie ein Wikinger in 2016. His second book, Brew Beer Like a Yeti was published in September 2018.

Jereme will be speaking at the Mother Earth News Fair Online.


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Traditional Beer Brewing

Jereme Zimmerman discusses the simplicity of brewing beer using a basic beer-brewing kit that can be purchased from any homebrew shop, or even with equipment and ingredients you may very well already have in your kitchen. Before the modern homebrewing explosion, “farmhouse brewing” was the norm in nearly every household. Zimmerman provides tips on how to easily and affordably take up this hobby, and he presents information for both beginning and intermediate brewers on using herbal and wild-foraged ingredients that were once commonplace in brewing.
Practical Skills

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Simple Beer Brewing

Learn how to brew your own beer in simple, quick 1-gallon batches. Beer, like other alcoholic beverages, is produced by fermenting a sugary liquid with yeast. Using extracted malted grain sugars obtained from a homebrewing store — or cane sugar, brown sugar, or molasses from a grocery store — you can make beer in your kitchen quickly and easily. In this video, you’ll learn: • How to procure and properly use ingredients for brewing beer. • How to brew with hops, or with herbs and other ingredients that can be sourced locally. • How to gather and use basic beer-brewing equipment. • Tips for using different types of yeast to ferment your beer. • The basic process for starting your first batch of beer. • How to store, age, bottle, and drink your homebrewed beer.
Fermented Drinks

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Making Herbal Mead (Metheglin) Like a Viking

Learn to make herbal mead, aka "metheglin," using simple processes and ingredients from your garden or farmers market. Mead is a simple fermented honey alcoholic beverage. Adding herbs and spices for flavoring and medicinal qualities makes your mead a metheglin (or metheglyn), from the Welsh meddyglyn (“healing drink”). We’ll be making a refreshing, invigorating lemon balm and pineapple mint metheglin. In this video, you’ll learn: • How to procure and properly use ingredients for mead-making. • How to gather and use basic equipment for mead-making. • Tips for using different types of yeast to ferment your mead. • The basic process for starting your first batch of mead. • How to store, age, bottle, and drink your meadly creation.
Fermented Drinks

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Make Spiced Holiday Mead and Wassail Punch

Learn to make simple spiced Yule mead and Wassail punch for your next holiday gathering or to while away the winter hours. Using minimal equipment and ingredients that can be found in most kitchens and grocery stores, you can make a delicious mead that can be ready to drink within just a few weeks of brewing. If you need a stronger kick, you can also make a warmed punch by blending and heating mead, wine, ale, cider and/or your spirit of choice. One sip and you’ll want to exclaim “Wassail!”
Winter Warmth

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Make Mead Like a Viking

Learn to make your own mead (honey wine) using techniques that have been used by ancient cultures since the first discovery of bubbling honey and its magical effects. Jereme Zimmerman focuses on wild-crafting and spontaneous-fermentation techniques, but he also discusses other mead-making practices. Be prepared for an engaging discussion on mead; Vikings; and the simplicity of fermenting your own honey-based alcoholic beverages using local, raw, unfiltered honey and ingredients harvested from the wild and your own garden.
Real Food

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