You don't have to be a monk in a monastery to brew your own Trappist ale, and you don't need to live in Napa Valley to learn how to brew your own wine. Anyone with just a bit of homebrewing experience can begin to copy almost any commercial wine, beer or cider with surprisingly good
If you're a hard cider purist, you might think it's sacrilegious to brew a dry hopped cider - why would you have anything other than apples in your hard cider? But there are actually good reasons that hops and hard cider work well together! First, to most beer drinkers, hops are a familiar flavor and aroma.
It's the time of year when folks like to sit in front of the fire with a nice warm drink. In our house that's spiced apple cider, or maybe something a little stronger for the grown-ups. Go to any gourmet store and you'll find fancy jars of mulling spices with even fancier price tags. There's nothing
Recently we purchased a Victorio Steam Juicer, and after making some delicious apple juice, we decided we wanted to make hard cider ourselves at home. It's very easy to make small batches of 1 to 5 gallons at a time, using ingredients and equipment that should cost under $20 for your first batch (and even less