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PEACH MEAD FRUIT BOMB: How to make a flavorful peach honey wine

Peach country fruit wine is amazing. Peach mead should be even better! For this peach mead we went all in with 30 pounds of peaches and ten pounds of honey – then backsweetened it with another pound of orange blossom honey. It’s already tasting amazing as it goes into bulk aging. This homebrewing video takes you from start to finish through the process of making peach mead at home. The…

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SIMPLE BRAGGOT – Buckwheat honey and kveik ale yeast, The Wampus Cat

Say you want to brew a braggot but don’t know where to start – and say you don’t really want to buy much, if any, new equipment? Let’s do this! This home brew recipe will net you a malty, grain and honey forward braggot beer with perfect hops and an incredible dark amber hue. Homebrewing doesn’t have to be hard. This mead beer is the perfect introduction to braggot fermentation.…

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HOW TO BREW A HYDROMEL MEAD with honey character and a semi-sweet crispiness

This recipe is ALL about the orange blossom honey. A good honey is critical to this mead’s success. At a low ABV riding just above 5%, this crisp, refreshing draft session mead is perfect for summer sipping. Why not home brew one right now? It can be ready in under a month if kegged. Note: If you’ll be bottle-conditioning instead of kegging, use about a cup of the non-fermentable sugar…

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Can we SAVE this Cranberry Mead?

David wanted to make something seasonal for the upcoming chilly months – so we decided to brew up a cranberry braggot. This recipe uses light liquid malt extract, honey, hops, and cranberry purée. But when a tasting halfway through the process yields questionable results, we had to do some thought-exercises around how it might be salvaged……

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How to brew a barleywine style bochet with stuff from your pantry

This is one of the early iterations of this recipe, where we used a cold steep for the grains. Current iterations use a hot mash, but this recipe is very smooth and well-balanced. BC loves a good barleywine, but they can be hard to find and relatively expensive. In developing this recipe, he set out to emulate those flavors with an ingredient he loves — honey! This is a mead/braggot…

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How to brew a hopped lemongrass session mead that’s just right for summer

One day, I was driving by the local Asian market, Super Cao Nguyen. Thinking of the breadth of various fruits and herbs that can always be found in the market, I stopped in and began hunting for session mead ingredients.  I knew I had Citra hops in the freezer at home — and I wanted something that would pair well with those.  I chose lemongrass, orange peel, and ginger. When…

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You can make lemonade wine at home with this simple recipe

I know what this sounds like, but I promise you’ll be pleased you tried it.  Skeeter Pee is a now-infamous recipe for fermenting lemonade.  You’ll need some granulated sugar and three big bottles of lemon juice.  Skeeter Pee uses the remaining slurry from an existing batch of wine or mead.  So, for example, if you’ve just racked off your apple cider and have a yeast cake sitting in the bottom…

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How to make homemade wine from Jam

Fruit can be expensive.  Exotic fruits even more so – gooseberries, dates, and elderberries can all set you back a pretty penny.  Enter jam wine.  It’s exactly as it sounds – wine made from jam.  Use about four pounds of jam per gallon of water.  Your gravity reading may be a little bit off from all the pectin in the jam, so don’t worry about getting too scientific with this…

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How to make Apple Cider two ways – sparkling cider and applejack

In this first video of a multipart series, we’re going to make both sparkling cider for summertime and applejack for winter. Bonus – applejack makes the perfect apple pie: Alton Brown approved! In this video we’ll brew up the basic recipes and talk a lot about process and basic science of yeast’s natural selection. Subsequent videos will feature the bottling and conditioning of the sparkling cider and the fractional distillation…

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