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Caramel Apple Bochet

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 […]


Whole Wheat Bread

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 […]


All these Apples….

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. […]


How to Make Mead

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 […]


Can Wine and Mead be… HEALTHY?

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 […]


Homebrew for Health?

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 […]


Spicy Metheglin Mead

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!


Live Show News

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 […]


Fresh new Look and some news!

If you’ve been to our web site in the past, you probably notice the fresh new look as of this morning. It was time. City Steading was founded in March of 2018 and I don’t think the site changed much since then! However, the CS Universe has grown, expanded, split, expanded again and split again! We’ve also changed the way the VIP Club works. It’s […]


How to Ruin your Wine, Cider and Mead!

Seriously… don’t do these things!