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FRUITY PEBBLES FERMENTED into an IPA perfect for Saturday morning cartoons

In quarantines and self isolation, the itch to homebrew is fierce! So we did a no-contact pickup at the local home brew supply store and got some brewing stuff. This included getting the extra LME we needed to brew a beer with the other ingredients we had on hand. We used liquid malt extract, centennial hops, citra hops, lactose, and of course FRUITY PEBBLES. How’d it turn out? Check out…

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Boozy Beverages/ Mead/ Recipes

FRUITED HYDROMEL MEADS with Blackberry and Boysenberry – carbonated and crispy

Having perfected our Crispy Honey Hydromel recipe, it was time to up our game. Homebrew Ohio reached out to discuss some fruit purées that might add a pop of fruity freshness to the recipe. We looked at grapefruit, blood orange, mango, raspberry, blueberry, and so many others. But we settled on homebrewing two thirst-quenching hydromel meads, one with blackberry and one with boysenberry. Purees were added in secondary and recipes…

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Our April Fools Gag: Homebrewing Natty Light

It’s April Fools, and what better way to fool ourselves than to brew up a grocery store beer. In this episode, we’re attempting to home brew Natural Light aka Natty Light. This light lager has barely any character of barley, malt, hops, or other grains. So, other than smelling faintly of beer, it’s a great candidate to try making from junk we picked up at Walmart. Hopefully this homebrewing how-to…

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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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The US Government vs. Commercial Mead

Mead production in the USA is classed as the production of an “agricultural wine.” This means that cereal, grains, and molasses are not allowed in the production of commercial mead. Hops can only be used sparingly. And most traditional types of meads would be classed as malt beverages or “other than standard” wines. The mead category is a bizarre blend of wine and beer regulations, rather than its own category,…

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10 HOMEBREWING MISTAKES YOU LEARNED from YouTube brew channels

At some point we all turned to online how-to videos for information on making cider, beer, wine, or mead at home. Homebrewing can be complex! But there are definitely some common mistakes being taught online about brewing, including using raisins as nutrient! We’re breaking down ten of the most common faux pas seen in YouTube home brew content – especially those focused on beginner brewers. Lots of love to the…

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TOP TEN HOMEBREWING HACKS: Tips and Tricks for Beginner Brewers

In about a decade of homebrewing, I’ve learned a lot. Usually by trying and failing. And sometimes by looking for shortcuts that don’t impact the quality of the end product. For beginner homebrewers, there can be a lot of questions at the beginning. So we made this video help pass along some (relatively common sense) tips, tricks, and hacks for brewing beer, wine, mead, and cider at home. Silicone bungs…

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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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