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GT’s Synergy Kombucha Clone

DIY Kombucha clone recipe for the popular Synergy Trilogy flavor. This clone is a work in progress and any input is appreciated. I keg this kombucha after mixing in flavor additions. Secondary fermentation in bottles should work for this recipe as well. Make sure to check carbonation levels after a few days to avoid bottle […]

DIY Bottle Drying Rack

When you start home brewing beer and cider you find that many many bottles are needed. This in turn requires much space for drying bottles. There are several commercial options available for bottle drying, but its pretty simple to build a bottle drying rack on your own. (more…)

Ginger Bitters Recipe

Often a cocktail will call for ginger syrup or a specific ginger liqueur. If you’re like me you’ll end up making a batch of ginger syrup only to throw most of it away a month later. This ginger bitters recipe couldn’t be simpler. It’s quick and easy and keeps forever. Just add a few dashes […]

Making Sparkling Hard Cider

After making quite a few batches of still cider I finally decided to make the jump into sparkling cider. I was reluctant at first, reading about force carbonation and the equipment required. But after further research I was able to get a good idea of what I would need to make it the old fashioned […]

Rhubarb Infusion & Cocktail

It’s not too late in the season yet to pick up a few pounds of fresh rhubarb.  This is my second year making this fresh and crisp infusion. It was so good last year that I very carefully rationed it to run out just as this years rhubarb season was starting. I decided to forgo […]

DIY Homemade Campari

After making my own cocktail bitters and hoping one day to distill my own spirits, I’ve decided to challenge myself with making a homemade campari. I was able to find a sort of recipe for such a creation in an old 80s book titled Big Secrets. After picking up a copy of it from ebay for a […]