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How to do Brew in a Bag: Easy all-grain beer brewing for beginners

Learn how to make beer the most “doin’ the most” way! In this simply-worded and thoroughly explained howto video we show you how to brew all-grain beer with the brew-in-a-bag technique. We decided to do an American Wheat beer for this video due to the simplicity of the style! We walk you through all the steps to brew all-grain beer at home: prep, mash, drain and squish, boil, pitch, and…

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Recipes/ Wine

Pet-nat Cider: Bottling DURING primary for a naturally sparkling brew – rustic historical style!

It is super easy to make homemade cider from grocery store ingredients. What is pet-nat brewing and how does it carbonate drinks so fast? Pet-nat is an ancestral method of carbonating sparkling wines like champagne. It requires bottling an active fermentation but it can be really worth it for a funky, rustic style beverage. Cider is the perfect fit for petillant naturel brewing! Check out our hard cider recipe in…

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Mead/ Recipes

How to make Tej (Ethiopian honey wine) – Start to finish

Tej is a honey wine made in Ethiopia and Eritrea, flavored with a shrub called gesho. Tej is floral, herbal, sweet, and effervescent. Lactic acid bacteria give it a slight funk and a bit of a sourness. Our tej recipe borrows from the scientific literature to try to replicate a traditional recipe with “modern” meadmaking practices – primarily: not doing a wild ferment, definitely using yeast nutrient, and bottle-conditioning with…

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Beer/ Recipes

How to brew your first BIAB Beer! Intro guide to Brew in a Bag

Learn how to make beer easily, and from start-to-finish! In this simply-worded and thoroughly explained howto video we show you how to do brew in a bag all-grain beer brewing. We decided to do a very simple SMaSH (single malt and single hop) beer for this video due to the simplicity of the style! We walk you through all the steps to brew all-grain beer at home: mash, boil, fermentation,…

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Cherry mead with 50 pounds of cherries! Natural Viking Blood melomel with raspberry honey

We made a tart cherry melomel with 50 pounds of fruit! We juiced the cherries for this mead and used all-natural ingredients throughout the process. If you’re looking for how to make the most intense cherry mead you can, this video will show you how to juice, ferment, and balance a big bold cherry melomel. Some call this viking’s blod – but we just call it delicious! Here’s how we…

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Making a Blueberry Mead from all fruit and honey

We made a blueberry melomel with 45 pounds of fruit! Some call this a bilbemel. We juiced the blueberries for this mead and used many natural ingredients throughout the process. If you’re looking for how to make the most intense blueberry mead you can, this video will show you how to juice, ferment, and balance a big bold blueberry melomel. We used blueberries, yeast, malolactic fermentation culture, blueberry blossom honey,…

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Recipes/ Wine

How to make Corn Cob Wine | Historically-based recipe – Start to finish

I’ve been wanting to make this wine my whole homebrewing life! Corn cob wine… sounds gross, doesn’t it? But corn cobs are full of flavor and even have a bit of fermentable sugars locked up inside. In this video we look at historical recipes and come up with a slightly modern spin on this Great Depression era classic. With the corn kernels removed from the cobs, some corn sugar and…

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Beer/ Brewing/ Recipes

The SIMPLE guide to all-grain brewing | A nuts-and-bolts approach to brewing all grain beer at home

Learn how to make beer the most “doin’ the most” way! In this simply-worded and thoroughly explained how-to video we show you how to brew all-grain beer with a batch sparge. We decided to do a 90-minute IPA with 2.5 grams of Nelson Sauvin added every minute for an hour and a half! We walk you through all the steps to brew all-grain beer at home: prep, mash, sparge, boil,…

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Boozy Beverages/ Mead/ Recipes

How to make GLOWING Home Brew drinks – EASY! Works for beer, wine, cider, and mead

A few years ago, a gene-editing laboratory went viral for creating a Belle Saison yeast that glowed in the dark. The claim was that, with this specially modified yeast, brewers could make beer that glowed fluorescent under black light. We were fascinated by this concept – and skeptical of the potential. So we put it to the test ourselves. And no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t get a…

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Boozy Beverages/ Mead/ Recipes

How to make Butter Beer – Homebrew recipe for a butterscotch bochet mead

This is a complex brew using multiple types of fermentable and nonfermentable sugars, some of which must be caramelized to achieve the roasty toffee and butterscotch flavors of the brew. This brew is designed to be carbonated and sweet. If you will be bottle conditioning, this will require the use of a nonfermentable sweetener (here, erythritol) as well as a fermentable sugar for priming the bottles. If kegging you can…

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