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How to Make Mead Homebrew Recipe: Killer Mead

Dear Readers,

Happy New Year!  I can’t believe 2017 is already here!

The long nights are here (as well as the cold and snow!) and my husband and I have been brewing a lot and I mean a lot over this last year. We hosted a large Yule party this year with lots of food and drink to fuel partygoers with something delicious, seasonal and warming.  

We also wanted to make something traditional which many of our friends had never had before (let along drink out of a giant drinking horn!) so we made mead and I want to share the recipe with you.

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Home brew cherry wine recipe

Home Brew Cherry Wine Recipe

Dear Readers,

Today I’m sharing my cherry wine recipe with you so that you can have a go at making it.  The great thing about this cherry wine is that it is ready much quicker than some of the wines I make and is perfect for a summer picnic. Read More

How To Brew: Secondary Fermentation (Episode 3)

Dear Readers,

Welcome to episode three of brewing beer in the How To Brew All Grain Brewing series where I take you through the secondary fermentation stage of beer brewing at home. Read More

How To Brew Beer: Brew Day (Episode 2)


Today I’m going to take you step by step through what to do to make an all grain batch of beer from scratch, assuming that you have a recipe that you would like to brew.  

This is the second post in the beer brewing series, you can see the first post The Basics of Home Brewing Equipment here.  So go ahead pour yourself a cold one; I’ve already got mine, and lets get started on Brew Day.

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home brewing equipment

How to Brew Beer: The Basics of Home Brewing Equipment

In this post I want to talk about home brew equipment and what you really need to get started brewing with all grain methods of beer brewing so you can get started making your very own home brew beer. Read More

Summer Fruit Liquor

Dear Readers,

To celebrate the bounty of summer fruits we are preserving some in vodka to made boozy fruit for ice cream and make sublime summer fruit liquor to have neat on a cold winter’s day to remind us of summer days or to mix with lemonade or champagne for a summery cocktail. Read More