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Simple Sourdough Sandwich Bread for the perfect slices

BC eats a lot of sandwiches. Anna eats a lot of buttered toast. So it was only fitting we develop our own recipe for homemade sourdough sandwich bread! We took this opportunity to also show how to quickly and easily start a sourdough starter you can keep alive on your kitchen counter!   Do you have your own sourdough bread recipe? Share it with us in the comments!…

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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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The Perfect Deconstructed Thanksgiving Turkey

In regular Doin’ the Most fashion, we make turkey in a somewhat unconventional way. This deconstructed bird cooks faster and better than a whole bird. It’s beautiful on the platter and convenient for sandwiches! While it will require a couple of days of brining time, the wait is worth it. Turkey is tough to do right. Brining really is the key to getting a juicy, flavorful bird. Turkey is a…

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