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Mead/ Recipes

How to make a Session Mead | A crispy hydromel recipe made with fruity honey and a touch of sparkle

This session mead recipe is ALL about the honey. A good-tasting honey is critical to this mead’s success. At a low ABV riding just above 5%, this crisp, refreshing hydromel mead is perfect for summer sipping. Great either bottle condition or on draft. Why not home brew one right now? It can be ready in under a month if kegged. In this video we show you how to make mead,…

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Brewing/ Recipes

Easy Summer Cider recipe | How to make simple hard cider with apple juice and lemons!

It is super easy to make homemade cider from grocery store ingredients. Check out our hard cider recipe in this video, or the recipe below which has substitution suggestions! Making hard cider at home is as easy as it is to make mead, wine, and beer at home. Well, probably easier than making beer. In this video tutorial we show you how to make a really simple summer cider for…

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Mead/ Recipes

How to make Dandelion Mead | Easy honey wine recipe with springtime flowers and citrus fruits

How do you make a dandelion wine or mead? That is the question that has plagued humankind since the discovery of the humble dandelion. Some of the recipes shown in this video are from the Great Depression and earlier. When we set out to make this dandelion home brew, we set a big goal: over two pounds of hand-plucked dandelion petals. And we exceeded it! This recipe is inspired by…

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Mead/ Recipes

EASY Chili Pepper Mead recipe | Brew a fruity and spicy capsicumel honey wine | How to make mead!

Home brewing a capsicumel can be an intimidating concept – what if it is too spicy? What if you can’t taste the chile pepper flavor? Infusing a mead with chili flavor and capsaicin doesn’t have to be difficult. In this video we present an easy recipe for a very simple, fruity chili pepper mead that has bold, fruity flavors, a nice whiff of spice, and drinks smooth. We call this…

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Boozy Beverages/ Mead/ Recipes

EASY Alcoholic TEPACHE Recipe – TWO WAYS! How to make simple Pineapple Mead with Piloncillo

Let’s make a home brewed alcoholic version of tepache – a pineapple agua fresca style drink with a rich history! Tepache is a fermented beverage made from the peels of pineapples, and is sweetened either with piloncillo or brown sugar. It can be spiced with powdered cinnamon and clove — and it’s always best served cold! Even though tepache is fermented for several days, the resulting drink does not usually…

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Beer

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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Recipes

CULTURED GOAT CHEESE in 30 hours! How to make 2 pounds of soft cheese

Anna is repurposing some homebrewing gear to make cultured goat cheese. A lot of recipes online use vinegar or lemon juice to curdle their goat milk. DON’T WASTE GOOD GOAT MILK THIS WAY! Use a mesophilic culture and rennet and make delicious, creamy, and QUICK goat cheese at home. If you make beer, you may even already have the calcium chloride due to brew water amendments. This simple recipe howto…

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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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