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How to make Sparkling Wine from any home wine kit

The homebrew challenge: Make delicious sparkling wine (champagne) in just four months. Can we do it? Of course! This chardonnay home winemaking kit was fermented and clear in just 51 days. In the second part of this episode we’ll get it carbonated and serve it up to 250 guests! What are your wine kit hacks? let us know in the comments. 👇…

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We’re moving! The homestead expands soon

Doin’ the Most is in the process of moving to a new home (just a few miles from our old one). We’re excited to get a new recording studio set up for future videos on DIY, howto, recipes/cooking fermentations like mead, beer, wine, cider, pickles, etc. Thanks for your patience as we make the transition. Any moving tips? let us know in the comments. 👇…

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Our top 6 recipes from the past year!

We’ve made a lot of things this past year – so many videos.  So much time in front of the camera! We decided we’d take a look back at our favorite things we’ve tried and made over the last year.  So here’s our Top Six – in no particular order. Lemongrass session mead This deliciously crispy session mead packs an herbal, lemony punch. There are many ways of extracting lemongrass…

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So You Want to Brew! Our intro-to-homebrewing course – Part One: The Starter Kit

On this episode of Doin’ the Most, we’re kicking off our series of videos called – So You Want to Brew? Fermentation is as complex as is it rudimentary. Getting started can feel like a complete whirlwind from the first moment you type it in the search bar: “How to make wine at home” But while there is a lot going on, a lot of equipment you’ll find yourself needing,…

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Magically Delicious Meadowfoam Milk Stout

This mead (braggot) made with meadowfoam honey just went into bottles. Expect a tasting video in a month or two! Thanks to /r/mead for the ideas. For this recipe we repurposed a milk stout kit and the Lucky Charms marshmallows we won as part of the #MarshmallowOnlyClub promotion. This was a very Doin’ the Most style experiment. Looking forward to the results!…

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An Experiment gone awry: Mead lees sourdough bread

In this second part of our mead bread series, we’re showing you how to wash yeast… and make bread. The washed yeast can be used to ferment a second batch of mead or wine. Or, in this case, used to make a sourdough starter. But how does sourdough from mead yeast work out? We’ll make it, bake it, and taste it! Yeast washing is at the beginning of the video,…

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How to wash yeast to re-use for your next batch of beer, wine, cider, and more

Yeast isn’t expensive — but it also isn’t cheap! Yeast washing allows you to use the same yeast colony in your next batch of brewed beverages. Save money by investing a little time! The Process 1. Boil water Simply, boil a few quarts of water then allow to cool to room temperature.  You’ll need this in step 4. 2. Harvest your slurry Rack off your beer/mead/cider/wine from primary into secondary.…

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