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How to Make Mead at Home!

If you’re ready to make your own home-brewed mead, then you’ve come to the right place. First off, we’ll encourage you to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we post weekly videos every Friday and do livestreams every Wednesday! It’s your go-to place for mead content on YouTube! We have dozens and dozens of mead-related videos – including recipes, how-tos, and tips+tricks! WHAT IS MEAD? Mead is an alcoholic beverage…

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How to remove rotten egg smell from wine or mead

You walk into your homebrewing space. And holy heck, it smells like rotten eggs. You’ve met your unfriendliest enemy: hydrogen sulfide. It smells terrible. Splash racking helps, and copper sulphate can be a miracle cure. But copper sulphate can be toxic. No worries, there’s an easy hack to solve rotten egg smell in your wine, cider, or mead with just simple copper wire. This how-to video couldn’t make it easier!…

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Date-Banana Gruit brewed in tea with Kveik Hornindal, our YouTube Viewers’ Choice wine

We asked, you voted, we brewed. Through a series of polls, our YouTube Community page decided that we would brew a date and banana wine, sparkling, in the style of a big beer. We figured y’all would vote for a mead, but here we are! Start-to-finish this was pitch-to-glass in under one month. Not too shabby! While it kept a small amount of haze, the flavor is out of this…

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Our Intro Course to Home Brewing and Fermentation: So You Want to Brew!

It’s finally complete – our four-part series on how to brew at home! Are you a beginner home brewer? Like just-starting-out beginner? Do you have questions about what equipment to use to homebrew, or how to put it into bottles? This series will take you through equipment, microorganisms, fermentation, and bottling. A lot of folks come to our YouTube channel or website looking for information on how to make wine or…

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Using Kveik Ale Yeast in Mead

Kveik ale yeast is great for homebrewing for a number of reasons. When you home brew mead or wine, you really want some consistent and interesting results from your mead. We used to primarily recommend EC-1118, but after several months running kveik through the ringer, we’re happy to say this Norwegian farmhouse yeast is a real winner! Shout-out to Chop and Brew and Beer Scholar for their kveik pronunciation videos! What would…

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Our April Fools Gag: Homebrewing Natty Light

It’s April Fools, and what better way to fool ourselves than to brew up a grocery store beer. In this episode, we’re attempting to home brew Natural Light aka Natty Light. This light lager has barely any character of barley, malt, hops, or other grains. So, other than smelling faintly of beer, it’s a great candidate to try making from junk we picked up at Walmart. Hopefully this homebrewing how-to…

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The US Government vs. Commercial Mead

Mead production in the USA is classed as the production of an “agricultural wine.” This means that cereal, grains, and molasses are not allowed in the production of commercial mead. Hops can only be used sparingly. And most traditional types of meads would be classed as malt beverages or “other than standard” wines. The mead category is a bizarre blend of wine and beer regulations, rather than its own category,…

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10 HOMEBREWING MISTAKES YOU LEARNED from YouTube brew channels

At some point we all turned to online how-to videos for information on making cider, beer, wine, or mead at home. Homebrewing can be complex! But there are definitely some common mistakes being taught online about brewing, including using raisins as nutrient! We’re breaking down ten of the most common faux pas seen in YouTube home brew content – especially those focused on beginner brewers. Lots of love to the…

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