Archive | September, 2012

Mixed Berry Melomel Recipe

September 25, 2012


This mead is a purple mead, and is full-bodied on the tongue.  After every sip you can taste something different.  This mead is one that I always lean on just about every year I make a batch. 5 gallon Batch Mixed Berry Mead 12 lbs Clover Honey 3 gallons Water 2 tsp yeast energize 2 […]

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Build Your Own Stir Plate

September 13, 2012


When it comes to DIY project, I really look for the easiest ones that look the most pratical.  This one is for building your own stir plate.  If you don’t know what what a stir plate is, it helps with making a yeast starter.  Yeast starters can be helpful for bigger beers or lagers, increasing […]

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Why It May Be Time To Move Away From Kits And Make Your Own

September 12, 2012


I’m a huge advocate for making your own recipes and not going by recipe kits.  I have many reasons and honestly, one post would not do enough justice (but I’ll keep it to one).  So I’ll try to keep this short and sweet. It’s best to start this off by knowing what I see in […]

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Pumpkin Ale Recipe

September 6, 2012


Pumpkins are in season, it’s time to do a pumpkin ale.  All a pumpkin ale is, is a lighter beer that you will put pumpkin and spices in.  With that said, you don’t typically want to make a beer that will take away from the pumpkin.  We do have a pumpkin ale recipe that we […]

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9 Steps To Culture Yeast From A Bottle

September 5, 2012


Every once in a while I get asked how to culture yeast from a bottle of beer.  It’s not that hard, but it is time-consuming.  If you are interested in culturing your own yeast this is the post that you need to read. Which Beers Can Be Culture When choosing the beers that you want […]

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Strawberry & Kiwi Wine

September 4, 2012


This wine will be a bit lighter in color.  It’s as very tropical tasting wine.  In general it’s a bit dry and also carries a great flavor.   If you are looking at changing up your strawberry wine, this is the way to do it. Yield 1 Gallon 2 pounds kiwifruit, peeled and chopped 2 […]

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