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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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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. ๐Ÿ‘‡…

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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. ๐Ÿ‘‡…

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So You Want to Brew! Our intro-to-homebrewing course – Part Two: Microorganisms

On this episode of Doinโ€™ the Most, weโ€™re in part two of our series โ€“ 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 beer at home. A lot of folks come to our YouTube channel looking for information on how to make mead…

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

On this episode of Doinโ€™ the Most, weโ€™re kicking off our series of videos called โ€“ 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 youโ€™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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