How to make Mead. The Caramel Apple Bochet. Bit more going on in this mead than usual. We have caramelized honey, regular honey, cooked apples, and spices! A bochet is a cooked honey mead. so this qualifies. Then we have the Cyser portion, which is an apple mead, so this mead can have a really really long name. We decided Caramel Apple Bochet worked best […]
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In this companion article to our video on City Steading Garden and Grow we will talk about container gardening. The specifics on how to choose and prepare containers for your garden as well as some other helpful tips and tricks will be covered. How to choose the right container Size- In this case, yes size does matter. Most often, the bigger the better. You want […]
I make a lot of bread and pasta. As in… we haven’t bought bread or pasta in years. Personally, I feel that homemade is best made, but, I know not everyone works from home or has time to do it. You should try it every now and then though, even if you can’t do it all the time. But… most of my bread is white […]
So we ordered apples for a new mead video we’re working on. Problem is, I don’t really have the right fermenter for it. So… we ordered some and now we’re waiting (wasn’t through Amazon). While we wait, those apples are… reaching their peak and beyond if you get my drift. What to do? Well… we decided on apple pie and waiting a couple more days. […]
So you want to know how to make mead? It’s easy. Honey, water, and yeast (the yeast might already be in the honey). Done! Well, not quite. Sure, you can make mead that way, but it’s better to have a little knowledge behind you. You want to choose the right yeast for what you’re trying to do, the right amount of honey, select additions, the […]
Aphids, also known as greenflies or plant lice are tiny, less than 1/4″ long. They range in color from light green, black, white, brown. gray or yellow. They suck the sap of plants thus weakening and damaging them. They can also spread disease and viruses from plant to plant. They are usually found on the backs of leaves, bases of stems or on flower buds […]
Well… yes! So long as you do it right. Wine and mead contain probiotics just like kimchi and sauerkraut, and probiotics are incredibly important! So, as promised, here is the research I did in it’s entirety with links to the sources. This is also sort of the script I read from in the video. Of course, I don’t do scripts, so I sort of worked […]
We’ve always said, “Brew like a Viking, not like a Chemist”. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. Let me explain. The whole “Viking Brew” concept is a good one, and I do believe in it. But there’s some things about it that I don’t think people realize. They almost never made mead with just honey and water. Like.. it wasn’t done. Honey was just the fermentable […]
Today we show a spicy metheglin mead recipe that Brian made years ago, and tweaked only recently. We even use some “forbidden” ingredients, lol. Metheglin is a mead made with spices and herbs. Their original use was as medicine, but, let me tell you, this doesn’t taste like medicine!
Last night’s Live Stream was awesome, if I do say so myself. This one was just for the Back Room, Bejeezus and Plaid VIP Club Members, but, we are planning to do something for all the VIP Club soon, doing live shows more regularly, and maybe even doing something live public on YouTube. We need to get some gear set up before we do a […]
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