Join me on Patreon
Oct14

Join me on Patreon

Last night I made an announcement on IGTV NIGHT LIVE. I’m inviting all of you to join me on my *NEW* Patreon account. I’m sharing exclusive content (all on one place) to serve all of your beer & cider needs: blogs, recipes, tutorials, live chat, and more. I work really hard with education in the industry and helping businesses with marketing and branding.  Check out my page & subscribe. Cheers!! Click here to...

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Home Cider Making Webcast
Sep29

Home Cider Making Webcast

Special Announcement: Join me for a FREE LIVE WEBCAST with White Labs Yeast on Wednesday Oct 14. 10am. Fall is upon us and the crisp fall air coupled with the recent apple harvest make the perfect time to make (and enjoy) homemade cider! Whether you make a traditional or specialty flavored cider, it can be an easy at-home project for a beginner to advanced cider enthusiasts. Limited spots available. Click here to...

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Hard Lemonade Recipe
Sep14

Hard Lemonade Recipe

When life gives you lemons, you make hard lemonade of course! Summer is coming to an end, but I still want to hang on. I dug up an old homebrew recipe on making hard lemonade, also known as skeeter pee. I thought I’d share my recipe with you. I added a lavender tincture to this version, but you can opt out or add a different flavor. Here’s how to make tinctures. What You’ll Need 1/2 Gal Lemon Juice 1/2 Gal of Water...

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Homebrew Competition Tips
Sep02

Homebrew Competition Tips

While the world begins to open up slowly once, homebrew competitions are now once again in session. The American Homebrew Competition posted an updated list of AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competitions on their website ranging from United States, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Canada, China, and more. Whether you’re new to homebrewing or need a refresher, I thought I’d share my tips on entering competitions: Join a Homebrew Club...

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello
Jul26

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Limoncello

Sorry for the break, but this brew babe needed some R & R away from the brewing life. For the past month, I’ve been vacationing with my mom in Italy. It was amazing! I always enjoyed spending time with my family who live there, but this time I especially loved attending my cousin’s wedding that took place in Sorrento. The scenery was breathtaking and the food was delicious.  Finding beer, especially gluten-free beer, is hard to...

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Learn to Homebrew Day
Nov02

Learn to Homebrew Day

The 20th annual “Learn to Homebrew Day” takes place this weekend on Sun. November 3. The American Homebrewers Association, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, celebrates homebrewing with educational events worldwide. According to their website, more than 300 local events and more than 4,000 participants are expected for this year’s celebration. “In 1999, Learn to Homebrew Day was established to...

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Ask Me Homebrew
Jul25

Ask Me Homebrew

Over the last few weeks, I’ve received a number of questions over Instagram’s latest “Questions” feature on Instagram Story. I thought I’d share it with all of you, all in one page in case you missed them: How is gluten-free brewing different from brewing conventional? Gluten-free brewing is actually the same process as conventional brewing. The only difference are the grains that are use. I recommend...

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Cider Competition Tips
May27

Cider Competition Tips

Recently, I joined 70+ judges for the 13th annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Over 1,334 commercial and non-commercial ciders were submitted, and I had the opportunity to sample and judge 60 ciders and perries. The results for the competition were announced on Friday, May 25. I am overjoyed to announce that the two ciders I entered took home silver! “10:10” is...

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A Final Toast to Blue Point Cask Ales Fest
Apr21

A Final Toast to Blue Point Cask Ales Fest

Today marks Blue Point Brewing’s last Cask Ales Festival at its original location. Although there is a clear split between Long Islanders who are loyal to Blue Point’s brand versus those who argue that the company sold out, neither group can deny that Blue Point and their annual festival did not have an impact on Long Island’s craft beer scene. Nobody will ever forget their first time at Blue Point Cask Ales Fest....

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Keep Track of Cider Pressing
Feb09

Keep Track of Cider Pressing

33 Books Co., which produces pocket tasting journals for wine, beer, and cider, released its newest logbook, 33 Cider Pressings, at CiderCon. 33 Cider Pressings is one of 16 booklets published by Designer Dave Selden. Selden developed his idea for these books from his interest in homebrewing in 2009. “I had a beer blog, and I started getting invited to tasting events by professional PR [Public Relations] people. The next day I...

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