Guide: DIY Beverage Making

DIY One Gallon Wine Making Recipe and Instructions

How to Make Fruit Juice Wine at Home People have been making wine for far longer than they have been writing recipes. Wine-making, like any art form, ranges from quite simplistic to incredibly precise methods. There are literally volumes upon volumes of books that...

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Making Kombucha FAQ – Learn How to Make Kombucha

Making kombucha is an art and a science. With this FAQ we are accumulating your questions and attempting to provider answers. If you have anything you'd like to add please join the discussion on our discussion boards. Q. What is kombucha? A. Kombucha is a fermented...

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Introduction to Canning

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain     For more direct instruction, Wach Our Canning Video. If you’ve only had canned food from the grocery store, you probably assume that the canning process leaches flavor, requires amazing quantities of preservatives, and takes...

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How to Distill Spirits at Home

A guide to craft spirit distillation There is a new movement to make local, small batch craft spirits or hard liquor. This movement is inspired by those seeking to make high quality gins, whiskeys, vodkas or rums which have a distinctive personal touch. In this...

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How to make root beer

The average can of root beer soda has over 10 teaspoons of sugar, not to mention high-fructose corn syrup and other additives. If you love a cold can of root beer, learn how to make homemade root beer instead of buying it from the store and wasting the cans and...

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All-Natural Homemade Popsicles

By Grow and Make Contributing Editor Kristina Strain  Summer is upon us. The hammock is strung. The crickets are singing. It's hot and sticky all the time, and fresh summer fruits are rolling in from the farmers market. Wouldn't it be great to transform some of that...

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Get your chai on

During the cooler months of the year, it's warming to sip spicy, milky chai tea. If you'd love to have chai at home consider our chai kits for making your own chai. We also have an article for making chai without our kit....

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Where are the wine drinkers?

Bike Trains in LA. I love this! Listen to the NPR Story about groups organizing to commute together, safely. This chart shows where wine drinking is most popular. I guess the nations capital is the winner?   No matter which state you are in, you may want to consider...

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Wine making around the world and at home

  In an effort at criminal rehabilitation in Italy, inmates are encouraged to help in the process of making a fine wine. Listen to the NPR story.   The Wall Street Journal reports on how to make your own bordeaux blend of wine. Read the article.   Check out our wine...

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