Homebrew Recipes

Strawberry & Lemon Balm Mead – One Gallon Recipe

Nothing quite announces "Summer is here!" like white gallon buckets and baskets of strawberries that pop up at farm markets and roadside stands in early...

Sacred Brewing: Persephone Mead

It is spring. Normally, this time of year gooses me and makes me squeal, propelling me out of my stiff winter depression and lurching me...

Make your own Ginger Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Ginger is such a wonderful spice, and one of my favorites. It's a great healer, and its heat is just so enjoyable! I've never been...

Kudzu Flower & Muscadine Wine

I went foraging in downtown Asheville, right smack dab in the middle of the city. Normally, urban foraging isn't my favorite way to gather edible...

Goldenrod and Ginger Wine – One Gallon Recipe

I'm a fan of weeds and wine, as you well may know. I'm particularly a fan of foraging wild weeds and invasive plants for herbal...

Honeysuckle Wine: One Gallon Recipe

Honeysuckle has been one of my favorite flower friends since I was but a wee pixie. There was a special bush, an old-growth clump of...

Motherwort and Lemon Balm Brew: One Gallon Recipe

Wow, is this brew ever a winner! I'm going to make a batch every single fall to help carry me through the grim and grey February and March...

How to make Spent Grain Dog Treats

Spent grain dog treats are amazing! Spent grain dog treats are hearty, healthy snacks for your puppy friends that are made from the leftover grains from brewing a...

Easy, One Gallon batch of Spiced Chai Wine

It started when I was hit with a desire to brew a batch of mead and took a quick inventory of the kitchen. My eyes...

One Gallon of Mint Wine {Recipe}

Mint, mint, mint. Once you get a good patch of mint planted, you should quickly have more mint than you can ever figure out how...

Wild Fermented Dandelion Wine

Oh, well. It's best to make the most out of it and get a new batch going. There's no sense in whining when there are...

I made Blackberry Fizz!

MOST of them are labeled! I was just tidying my apothecary, and while doing so, I re-discovered an experiment that I'd...

Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead – One Gallon Recipe

When I began making infused honey, the very first and favorite of my herbal honey blends was Vanilla Bean Chamomile Honey. It was only natural...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Elderberry Mead

Elderberries are delicious! So is Elderberry Mead.  Even more than just being tasty, elderberries are useful and quite a potent medicine. I make jars full...

August Wildflower Mead – A Success and Recipe of sorts

Queen Anne's Lace by Modern Scribe Photography In August 2012, I took it upon myself to wander around the yard and...