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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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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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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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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 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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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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