Author: Andy

  • How To Tell When Fermentation Is Done?

    How To Tell When Fermentation Is Done?

    As an experienced home brewer, I understand the concerns that most new brewers have when it comes to figuring out if their fermentation is complete without using a hydrometer. While […]

  • Melomel Vs. Metheglin Mead

    Melomel Vs. Metheglin Mead

    As an experienced brewer, I have had the opportunity to explore and understand a wide range of meads. Two such that have always intrigued me are Melomel and Metheglin. These […]

  • Hydromel Vs Melomel?

    Hydromel Vs Melomel?

    When it comes to brewing with honey, two names that commonly pop up are Hydromel and Melomel. Both are beverages created from the fermentation of honey, but they fall into […]

  • My Mango Mead Recipe (Give It A Try!)

    My Mango Mead Recipe (Give It A Try!)

    Mead is a delightful alcoholic drink that can be brewed at home using honey, water, and yeast, but did you know you can infuse it with fruit for added flavor? […]

  • Will A Liquor Bottle Explode In A Hot Car?

    Will A Liquor Bottle Explode In A Hot Car?

    As a seasoned brewer and a lover of all things alcohol, I’ve found myself involved in various discussions and debates about the storage and care of liquor bottles. A common […]

  • Will Cider Explode In The Freezer?

    Will Cider Explode In The Freezer?

    Will cider explode in the freezer? Yes, it certainly can. Like any canned or bottled drink, when cider is exposed to freezing temperatures it expands, and this could potentially cause […]

  • Is Mead The Oldest Alcoholic Beverage?

    Is Mead The Oldest Alcoholic Beverage?

    Yes, mead is, by many, considered to be the the oldest alcoholic beverage known to man. Made from fermented honey, water, and sometimes fruits, spices, grains or hops, mead has […]

  • Why Don’t We  Drink Mead Anymore?

    Why Don’t We Drink Mead Anymore?

    It’s a question that often comes up in discussions among fellow brewers and enthusiasts: why don’t we drink mead anymore? The simple answer is that over the centuries, other beverages […]

  • Why Use Cognac In Cooking?

    Why Use Cognac In Cooking?

    If you’re anything like me, you appreciate the art of cooking as much as you value the craft of brewing. One of the best ways to combine these two passions […]