Keeping Your Yeast Healthy

Whether you are crafting a home brew, making some homemade wine, or baking a few loaves of bread, healthy quality yeast is a vital piece of the process. Proper storage and preparation will keep your yeast viable and help assure your desired results. Additionally, using the storage and preparation techniques offered here will help prevent the waste of valuable ingredients caused by dead or unhealthy yeast cultures. … [Read more...]

Making Hard Apple Cider Using Store Bought Apple Juice

Brewing hard apple cider from store bought apple juice is actually a simple process, and the final product tastes just as delicious. To make a large-sized batch of hard apple cider of your own, start by purchasing five gallons of 100% pure apple juice that does not contain any preservatives. Preservatives, especially sodium benzoate, will kill the yeast required to turn it into hard cider. … [Read more...]

How to Make a Sparkling Mead the Easy Way

Mead is a type of alcoholic beverage that can be made from water and honey, by way of fermentation with yeast. It is a favored sort of alcoholic beverage which can be a nice change of pace from the typical kinds of wines that are served at dinners. This can make it a nice treat on special occasions, normally proving to be a sweet treat over the holidays. … [Read more...]

Honey Wine Mead Causes Subtle Bliss

The next time you’re trying to decide what to do for that special someone in your life on Valentine’s Day or a birthday or some other unique occasion, think of serving him or her some homemade honey wine mead to drink. … [Read more...]