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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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How to brew your first mead: A Simple Viking Blod clone recipe

As we’ve started putting mead how-to videos on YouTube, each installment has certainly fallen into the vein of “doin’ the most.” But for the beginner mazer (mead maker), getting into the world of homebrewing should be a fun, creative, and fascinating endeavor. Complex recipes might be too daunting — discouraging even. For this purpose, we set out to build a beginner mead recipe compiled from ingredients that can be found…

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What is mead? We explain Viking honey wine.

A lot of people have recently discovered mead – but it’s been around since ancient times (and before!). To help answer the question “what is mead?” we made this concise video about the “honey wine” that you can share with friends and family. If you enjoy this video consider subscribing to the Doin’ the Most YouTube channel! If you came here because you are a beginner brewer yourself, you might…

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Oyster Stout Mead Bochet Recipe

Have you ever heard of an oyster stout? How about an oyster stout mead? This brewing style appeared about a hundred years ago and has flowed in and out of favor ever since. Similar shellfish and fish bladder additions extend back through history. Rich, chocolatey malt and caramel flavors compliment the iodine brine of the oysters. For this recipe, we went down to the Asian supermarket, got some oysters, and…

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Blueberry Melomel Mead – Fruity, floral, & creamy.

We concocted this recipe largely on-the-fly.  For years, BC knew he wanted to brew a strong, fruit-forward blueberry wine.  But when the idea of a floral and creamy mead entered his mind, this recipe came together. And thus, a blueberry melomel was crafted. The recipe begins with cold-soaking the blueberries with pectic enzyme to break down their cell walls and release more color and tannin into the must. Then we fermented…

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