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Milk kefir grains in milk
All About Milk Kefir
August 10, 2016

Milk kefir is a fairly unique ferment in that it requires a special culture, known as grains. Despite the name, milk kefir... Read More
Surface bloom on orange wine
Orange Wine? Why not Orange Wine!
August 9, 2016

Orange Wine I guess I have a reputation as someone who doesn't let good produce go to waste, so recently I... Read More
fermentation fail - moldy radishes
Fermentation Fail – Moldy Radishes!
August 1, 2016

Fermentation Fail Every fermenter will at some point experience a fermentation fail. This may be from an abundance of kahm yeast... Read More
Kombucha SCOBY
Grow Your Own Kombucha SCOBY from Scratch
July 26, 2016

Kombucha, a vinegar cousin, is fermented by organisms that build their own house at the surface of the liquid. This SCOBY, or... Read More
ACV Hack with Angry Orchard Stone Dry
Apple Cider Vinegar Hack
July 22, 2016

Or - what to do when you don't have an apple tree but like making ACV. It's really this easy. Lots... Read More
Roasted green peas
Peasemeal, My New (Old) Favorite Thing
July 10, 2016

I love old school cooking, and recently started exploring the use of legumes in alcohol fermentation. Theoretically, they should be a... Read More
Honey from wax rendering
Wild Starter for Sour Beer
June 29, 2016

Because of our incredible honey bounty, Steve and I are talking about putting together a wild starter for some kind of... Read More
fermentation fail - moldy radishes
What is Kahm Yeast, and What Does Kahm Do?
June 19, 2016

In fermentation, we talk a lot about the dreaded "kahm yeast." This is a surface growth of unwanted organisms that can impart... Read More
Aussie Scientists Brew Beer from Shipwreck Yeast
June 17, 2016

Cool - Mashable has a write up on some Australian research scientists who are brewing old school - really old school. They... Read More
Result of brewing mead
Brewing Mead
June 15, 2016

One of the best parts about making alcohol is that it tends to become a social event, and that's especially true... Read More