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Home Brewing – Progress Update – Taste Testing

Today is another update on my first attempt at home brewing hard cider. In earlier posts, I talked about the 5 batches I started and gave progress updates. Links to those are in the resources section at the bottom of this post. The first bottle have been in the refrigerator for a couple weeks so […]

Home Brewing – Progress Update #2

Today is another update on my first attempt at home brewing hard cider. In my previous posts My First Attempt at Home Brewing and Home Brewing – Progress Update #1, I talked about the 5 batches I started. The batches have been fermenting for 28 days now. It is time to do some more taste […]

Home Brewing – Progress Update #1

I wanted to post an update on my first attempt at home brewing hard cider. In my previous post My First Attempt at Home Brewing, I talked about the 5 batches I started. After 18 days of fermentation, I decided it was time to do some taste testing.

My First 5 Batches of Cider […]

My First Attempt at Home Brewing

I enjoy a craft beer now and then. I’ve also developed a taste for hard cider. Recently Jack Spirko talked about making simple hard cider on an episode of The Survival Podcast. He got such an overwhelming response that he did another episode about it. During the holidays, I got the bug and decided I […]

Easy Homemade Sauer Kraut

It is a well-documented fact that fermented foods are good for your health. If your digestion is not good, you won’t absorb the nutrients in your food. Eating a little bit of fermented food every day will help populate your gut with the healthy bacteria you need for proper digestion.

A lesser known fact […]

Eat Healthy and Save Money with Homemade Yogurt

Yogurt is one of my favorite snacks. It tastes good and is good for our health. Yogurt is a food that has been fermented with lactic acid bacteria. It is loaded with probiotics that improve our digestion and absorption of nutrients. Good quality yogurt is expensive at the grocery store. I don’t mean the garbage […]

Why Should We Grow Gardens?

Few things can help us on the journey to self-sufficiency more than a garden. Gardens can provide many benefits besides just producing vegetables. Digging in the dirt is good for your body as well as your mind. Tending a garden is relaxing and rewarding. Contact with microorganisms in the soil is good for our digestive […]