cider

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Dr Patrick McGovern, Director of Biomolecular Archeology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum joins me this week to discuss research into ancient fermented beverages. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view […]

Aeration Wands (Pure Oxygen) for Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on March 14, 2017 · 7 comments

This week I take a look at the Anvil Oxygenation Kit (aka Aeration wand) which lets you aerate your wort using pure oxygen without spending a ton of money. The oxygen wand is actually my favorite new brewing toy and I’ve used it on beer, meads, wines and cider with great results. The Importance of […]

How to Backsweeten Beer, Cider and Mead

by Brad Smith on March 7, 2017 · 3 comments

This week we take a look at backsweetening – a technique commonly used in mead and cider making but not well known by beer brewers. In certain cases, backsweetening can enhance the flavor of many beers, ciders and meads. Why Backsweeten? Backsweetening is a technique used in hard soda, meads and ciders, particularly those containing […]

How to Make Hard Cider – The Easy Way

by Brad Smith on January 2, 2017 · 5 comments

I’ve never been a big cider fan, but a friend sent me a recipe he said I must try, so I made my first batch and it actually came out great! I thought I would share the recipe and method with you so you can give it a try. This is a simple recipe made […]

I’m pleased to announce that the BJCP style guides for Mead and Cider are now available as add-ons in BeerSmith. A volunteer Tim Leber was kind enough to enter these and send them to me, so now everyone can use them in BeerSmith. Installing the Style Guidelines First, if you don’t have it I strongly […]

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Mary Izett, author of the new book “Speed Brewing” joins me this week to discuss rapid brewing of all grain beer as well as mead, cider, Buch and Kefir beer. She provides some great tips on how to create a variety of fermented beverages on a short time scale. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version […]