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Author Archives: brerica

How to Ruin your Wine, Cider and Mead!

Seriously… don’t do these things!

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Why Make Cast Iron Pizza?

I love pizza. Derica loves pizza. Everyone loves pizza. Don’t love pizza? You can stop reading right now as the rest of this article will be about loving pizza, but not in some weird romantic […]

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Sometimes, you Just need something Simple.

Brian here… I recently started an Instagram account just for me (brian_citysteading). It’s of course City Steading related since, that’s what I do. City Steading isn’t just a YouTube Channel anymore, it’s a lifestyle choice. […]

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Tannins and Acids for Brewing

Balance and Mouth Feel Both Tannins and Acids aid greatly to the overall flavor profile of a brew. They add the “sharp” notes or “angles” to the over all “round” flavor of brews. It is […]

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Sugars (and brewing with fruit)

Fermentation Most Brewers yeast work on sucrose first, breaking it down into its glucose and fructose componets. They then consume the glucose first, followed by fructose, maltose and finally maltotriose. Of course being that they […]

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Demystifying Yeast

We did a Brew Talk on the yeasts we use to try to clear up a bit of confusion. We are often asked, “When should I add yeast? What yeast should I use? I followed […]

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We did a thing…

Yes, we split the Channel. We had to do it. YouTube’s algorithm was not playing nice. Now if you like our Brewing, watch that here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqgnJOZ4ity3nQL_xe_hGYg/ And if you like our Cooking, watch those here: […]

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“How” vs” “Why”

Our YouTube Channel is now seventeen months old. In that time, it’s had 2,283,831 views as of this writing. We have 41,421 subscribers, 22,228,620 minutes of video watched across our 153 videos. I tried to […]

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Oxo Food Mill

Our new Favorite Kitchen Toy!  Yeah yeah, you might not think it’s the sexiest thing going, but OMG we love it! Click to purchase this item on Amazon! If you didn’t see the video on […]

City Steading Podcast! Episode 1