How to Make a Basic Beer

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Jereme Zimmerman

Author of Make Mead Like A Viking

Jereme blogs and speaks regularly on fermentation, mead-making, homesteading and good eating. He is a regular contributor to various publications and websites, including New Pioneer and Backwoods Home magazines. His book Make Mead Like a Viking was published by Chelsea Green Publishing in November 2015.

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