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Other Spirits

Distill a deluge of different spirits ranging from woody whiskeys to crisp and clear vodkas.

Raspberry and Elderberry Melomel Recipe

By Ashley English

Let this berry-based mead age in a carboy or bottles at least six months for the best flavor.

Kombucha Margarita Recipe

By Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD

Take care of your gut and enjoy a refreshing cocktail. Simple honey syrup brings the kombucha and tequila together perfectly.

How to Make Gin

By Victoria Redhed Miller

Learn how to make a tasty, juniper based gin known as Genever, that’ll mix nicely, so you can enjoy delicious, homemade Gin and Tonics.

How to Make Rum

By Victoria Redhed Miller

Try making this delicious rum, that's perfect for beginners, and in no time enjoy the rewarding taste of home distilled rum in your Cuba Libres.


How to Make Malt Whiskey

By Victoria Redhed Miller

Learn how you can make homemade whisky using this beginner-friendly guide, and with a bit of time, you’ll have some stellar, smoky batches of malt whiskey.

An Overview of the Mashing Process

By Victoria Redhed Miller

Learn what mashing is, why it’s so critical to the brewing process, and how your brew could be affected by your selection of grain.

Basic Sugar Wash Recipe

By Rick Morris

Start your journey into the world of distilled spirits with this beginner friendly wash perfect for liqueurs or high proof spirits.

How to Use a Hydrometer

By Rick Morris

Learn how you can use a hydrometer to approximate the alcoholic content and monitor the rate of fermentation of your brew.

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