Tangy Lentil Soup

I really enjoy making and eating soups and stews in a colder season. The process of making includes filling the kitchen with warming aroma from spices and eating provides with a satisfying and nourishing outcome. Coking with lentils is very versatile as depending on a type they can be used in a huge variety of […]

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 […]

Beans: 3 ways and budget friendly.

New Year always comes along with two constant states: sad looking savings account and list of resolutions. There might be different reasons for both states, i.g. had too much fun, purchased too many cute looking presents, ate too much cookies etc, but the result is always the same. Last time I went to the gym […]

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 […]