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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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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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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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So You Want to Brew! Our intro-to-homebrewing course – Part One: The Starter Kit

On this episode of Doin’ the Most, we’re kicking off our series of videos called – So You Want to Brew? Fermentation is as complex as is it rudimentary. Getting started can feel like a complete whirlwind from the first moment you type it in the search bar: “How to make wine at home” But while there is a lot going on, a lot of equipment you’ll find yourself needing,…

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Magically Delicious Meadowfoam Milk Stout

This mead (braggot) made with meadowfoam honey just went into bottles. Expect a tasting video in a month or two! Thanks to /r/mead for the ideas. For this recipe we repurposed a milk stout kit and the Lucky Charms marshmallows we won as part of the #MarshmallowOnlyClub promotion. This was a very Doin’ the Most style experiment. Looking forward to the results!…

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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 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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