Brewing a Belgian Dubbel

Brewing an all grain Belgian Dubbel has been on my bucket list for a while, and I’m happy to have finally got around to it. There were a few issues on brew-day, like it pouring right when I need...

The Curious Case of Pectin Haze in Mead

This one has boggled me quite a bit. It’s about pectin. More specifically pectin haze. Over the years, I’ve brewed several fruit meads that have used different approaches in regards to add...

Beer 101: How to Make Beer

This is one of the most common questions asked. Is making beer hard? How long does it take to make beer? There are a lot of questions someone interested in homebrewing usually needs to find the answer...

Making Kombucha for the First Time

My wife expressed interest in making kombucha, which of course got me excited because it’s the closest she’s gotten to being interested in anything brewing related. So of course I pushed h...

Making a Sour Mead with Lactobacillus Plantarum

Decided to fire up another sour mead this last week. This time without any brettanomyces or pedioucoccus. I’ll be souring this mead exclusively with L. Plantarum caplets. This allows the mead to...

Yeast Nutrient in Hydromels

Yeast nutrient is a big part of meadmaking. Especially so in meads with ABV’s reaching over 12%. Care must be given to your nutrient schedule to ensure a healthy ferment free of off flavors and ...

Freeze Concentrated Root Beer Liqueur Experiment

So this is a weird one. A while back, I was gifted some root beer extract for making soda. I never got around to making the soda, as I’m not much of a soda drinker. So I got the crazy idea to ma...