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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...

Cherry Wine – One Gallon Recipe

The day I have been waiting for finally came...my local grocery store had bags of beautiful, sweet red cherries on sale! Normally $6.98/lb or so,...

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

Goldenrod plants in full bloom I'm a fan of weeds and wine, as you well may know. I'm particularly a fan...

A gem of a Dandelion Wine recipe!

It started on Pinterest, browsing for brewing goodies, when I was directed to this gorgeous recipe on a forum called "X Marks the Scot."  The...

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

Man...is this brew ever a winner! I'm going to make an annual 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...

Make Mead Like a Viking {A Review}

Guess what? It turns out that I Make Mead Like a Viking.  Specifically, an Appalachian Yeti Viking! I was lucky enough to cross paths with...

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...

It’s Alive! A video of happy beer fermentation

Beer fermentation is magic! So, I've noticed that when people first start brewing beer on their own, they get concerned about whether they are doing...

Book Review: Artisan Drinks by Lindy Wildsmith

Grab a copy for yourself! I know that they say "don't judge a book by its cover," but as soon as...

To my friends, family, and readers who drink

Let's get a little serious. We all know that I am a brewer and lover of good booze. I love to share my drink recipes and...

Recipe Box: One Gallon of Mint Wine

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 Ginger Wine

It is a beautiful spring, but I'm singing the blues. I'm down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I...