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How do I ship some of my homemade wine from Illinois to my brother in Colorado. He tried some at a party and would like to try my other wines. Name: Dan D. — IL
Jul
31
2014
For anyone operating a vineyard, large or small, refractometers are an invaluable tool. They help...
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5 Rookie Mistakes Made By Beginning Homebrewers
Let’s face it: Anyone can mess up a batch of beer. That said, people have been brewing beer for thousands of years and have learned a thing or two about how to do it. As a beginning home brewer, you...
Can I Make Pear Wine With An Electric Power Juicer?
I have a mature Kieffer pear tree that is producing quite a bit of fruit this year. I can't can all of the pears, so I have been contemplating making wine with the left-over fruit. I have an electric...
Rochefort 8 Clone Beer Recipe (All-Grain)
Below you will find a Rochefort 8 clone beer recipe for all-grain. It has all the information you need for brewing the Rochefort 8 from scratch. A worthy project to take on. About Rochefort 8...
Leigh Erwin: Sampling My Homemade Wines
Hi everyone! I hope all your home winemaking projects are working well for you and things are running smoothly! A status update first:  I’m still in a “holding pattern” for my mead right now, as it’s...
Using Specialty Malts To Make Better Beers
We recently covered a number of popular base malts, which form the majority, or base, of a given all-grain beer recipe. Most homebrew recipes will incorporate a small to moderate amount of...
5 Rookie Mistakes Made By Beginning Homebrewers
Let’s face it: Anyone can mess up a batch of beer. That said, people have been brewing beer for thousands of years and have learned a thing or two about how to do it. As a beginning home brewer, you...
Rochefort 8 Clone Beer Recipe (All-Grain)
Below you will find a Rochefort 8 clone beer recipe for all-grain. It has all the information you need for brewing the Rochefort 8 from scratch. A worthy project to take on. About Rochefort 8...
Using Specialty Malts To Make Better Beers
We recently covered a number of popular base malts, which form the majority, or base, of a given all-grain beer recipe. Most homebrew recipes will incorporate a small to moderate amount of...
5 Hard Cider Recipe Variations
A while back we introduced an easy way to make your own hard cider and shared a very basic hard cider recipe. However, this intro only scratches the surface. In fact, there is a wide variety...
Russian Imperial Stout Beer Recipe (Extract w/ Specialty Grains)
Stouts have always been big brews, but Russian Imperial Stout is the biggest of the big. From the high gravity, to the complex, roasty malt flavors, to the assertive hoppiness, a Russian...
Leigh Erwin: Sampling My Homemade Wines
Hi everyone! I hope all your home winemaking projects are working well for you and things are running smoothly! A status update first:  I’m still in a “holding pattern” for my mead right now, as it’s...
Think Twice Before Shipping Your Homemade Wine
How do I ship some of my homemade wine from Illinois to my brother in Colorado. He tried some at a party and would like to try my other wines. Name: Dan D. — IL ----- Hello Dan,...
A Simple Guide to Removing Wine Bottle Labels
What's the best way to get the paper labels off store bought wine bottles. Donald D. — OH ----- Hello Donald, By far the best way to remove labels from your wine bottles is to find someone else to...
Winemaking Terms You Should Know: Part 12
In several earlier posts, we introduced a few home winemaking terms that you may or may not be familiar with.  There are many terms to learn in home winemaking, and this post, like all the previous...
Leigh Erwin: Beginner Winemaker: Wine Filter Systems
Hi guys! Here I am, still in the holding pattern while I wait for my mead to do its secondary fermentation thing! If you remember last time, I did some preliminary research on sweetening my mead once...
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