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Hi You All, My name Charles, I live in NC, I have been making wine for about 7 years and have made all kinds, by the way you all got a great web site, what I would like to know is how do you make brandy. I looked for a recipe but can't find one. Can you help me? Thank you Charles
Nov
27
2014
For anyone operating a vineyard, large or small, refractometers are an invaluable tool. They help...
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10 Home Brewing Gift Ideas For The Holidays!
It’s that time of year to start thinking about home brewing gift ideas for your favorite homebrewer. With so much equipment and ingredients to choose from, where do you start? The best way to figure...
Leigh Erwin: What I've Learned
Hi everyone! My, oh my, that mead experience was somewhat of a fiasco.  I’m so done talking about it, though today I will mention just a few things I learned from that experience, and what I hope to...
3 Ingredients, 3 SMaSH Beer Recipes
For those of you who have never heard of a SMaSH beer recipe, SMaSH is an acronym used in homebrewing for single malt and single hops. A SMaSH beer is a beer brewed using only one variety of malt...
How Do You Make Brandy?
Hi You All, My name Charles, I live in NC, I have been making wine for about 7 years and have made all kinds, by the way you all got a great web site, what I would like to know is how do you...
5 Gallons of Apple Juice, Three Hard Cider Recipes – Part 1: Pasteurization & Pitching
One of the benefits of joining a homebrew club is that you’re often exposed to group events and discounts. My local homebrew club does an annual cider pressing at a local cidery. This year I picked...
10 Home Brewing Gift Ideas For The Holidays!
It’s that time of year to start thinking about home brewing gift ideas for your favorite homebrewer. With so much equipment and ingredients to choose from, where do you start? The best way to figure...
3 Ingredients, 3 SMaSH Beer Recipes
For those of you who have never heard of a SMaSH beer recipe, SMaSH is an acronym used in homebrewing for single malt and single hops. A SMaSH beer is a beer brewed using only one variety of malt...
5 Gallons of Apple Juice, Three Hard Cider Recipes – Part 1: Pasteurization & Pitching
One of the benefits of joining a homebrew club is that you’re often exposed to group events and discounts. My local homebrew club does an annual cider pressing at a local cidery. This year I picked...
5 Reasons to Love Partial Mash Brewing
Sometimes partial mash brewing gets a bad rap. Some think that the only way to make good beer is by brewing all-grain. On the contrary, you can make good beer with malt extracts and some specialty...
Partial Mash Brewing Day: Captain Cogsworth Coffee Stout
This weekend I brewed my latest homebrew recipe kit from E. C. Kraus: Captain Cogsworth Coffee Stout. Though I often brew all-grain, I enjoy other methods of making beer. For example I like partial...
Leigh Erwin: What I've Learned
Hi everyone! My, oh my, that mead experience was somewhat of a fiasco.  I’m so done talking about it, though today I will mention just a few things I learned from that experience, and what I hope to...
How Do You Make Brandy?
Hi You All, My name Charles, I live in NC, I have been making wine for about 7 years and have made all kinds, by the way you all got a great web site, what I would like to know is how do you...
The Benefits Of Wine Kits vs. Fresh Grapes
What is the going opinion of making wine with fresh grapes and crushing them, as opposed to using a wine kit? Is one better than the other by default, or would you say either method can...
My Homemade Wine Is Too Sweet. What Can I Do?
I made 2 batches of wine one of Blackberry/Raspberry and the other Blueberry/Raspberry/Cranberry. Although they have a great flavor they are way to sweet, can I add some more yeast to get them...
Leigh Erwin: Bottling My Mead
Hi everyone! Bottling day for the mead is (finally) here!  I’ve been through quite a lot with this wine.  I think I ended up racking it at least 3 times to not much avail, then finally figured out...
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