Preserve Apples for Year Round Use 17 Easy and Creative Ways
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Preserve Apples for Year Round Use 17 Easy and Creative Ways

Apple season is one of my favorite times of the year. Whether you have your own trees or enjoy the bounty of local orchards, you can preserve apples to enjoy year round. I’ll share the easiest way to preserve apples, best storage apples, and lots of creative apple preserving ideas. We have about a dozen…

Mead – 5 Things You Need to Know (And a Recipe)

Mead – 5 Things You Need to Know (And a Recipe)

Mead may be the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage. Many modern versions are just for enjoyment, but we’ll show you why (and how) to brew old school (naturally fermented) mead. Why naturally fermented? Beyond the unique flavor possibilities of wild ferments, they also have probiotic and potential medicinal qualities. In a world where antibiotic resistant bacteria…

Brew Beer Like a Yeti – Techniques and Traditional Recipes

Brew Beer Like a Yeti – Techniques and Traditional Recipes

“Brew Beer Like a Yeti” is another fun brewing expedition with Jereme Zimmerman, author of “Make Mead Like a Viking“. The subtitle “Traditional Techniques and Recipes for Unconventional Ales, Gruits, and Other Ferments Using Minimal Hops” is a teaser for the brews in this book, but where Jereme shines is as a storyteller. There’s no…

How to Make Hard Cider – You Won’t Believe How Easy it Can Be!
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How to Make Hard Cider – You Won’t Believe How Easy it Can Be!

Making homemade hard cider doesn’t have to be complicated. With these easy recipes, you’ll can enjoy the benefits of the brew from your own kitchen. Cider is naturally high in vitamin C and antioxidants, and is a great addition to any gathering. The simplest recipe is ready in just a few days. For long term…

Wild Yeast Brewing – Books About Wild Beer, Wine, Mead and More
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Wild Yeast Brewing – Books About Wild Beer, Wine, Mead and More

Brewing with wild yeast is an idea that’s fascinated me ever since I read the original Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz. In it, he described how simple it could be to make wild yeast “hooch”. With liquid and sugar, and some sort of flavor base (fruit, honey, flowers, grains, veggies), alcohol fermentation happens. If you’re…