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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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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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Our top 6 recipes from the past year!

We’ve made a lot of things this past year – so many videos.  So much time in front of the camera! We decided we’d take a look back at our favorite things we’ve tried and made over the last year.  So here’s our Top Six – in no particular order. Lemongrass session mead This deliciously crispy session mead packs an herbal, lemony punch. There are many ways of extracting lemongrass…

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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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How to brew a barleywine style bochet with stuff from your pantry

This is one of the early iterations of this recipe, where we used a cold steep for the grains. Current iterations use a hot mash, but this recipe is very smooth and well-balanced. BC loves a good barleywine, but they can be hard to find and relatively expensive. In developing this recipe, he set out to emulate those flavors with an ingredient he loves — honey! This is a mead/braggot…

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An Experiment gone awry: Mead lees sourdough bread

In this second part of our mead bread series, we’re showing you how to wash yeast… and make bread. The washed yeast can be used to ferment a second batch of mead or wine. Or, in this case, used to make a sourdough starter. But how does sourdough from mead yeast work out? We’ll make it, bake it, and taste it! Yeast washing is at the beginning of the video,…

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