Yeast energizer vs yeast nutrient

When you first get into making alcoholic beverages, the amount of information can be overwhelming. I want to clarify one group of additives that pop up from time to time, especially when making alternative kinds of wine. Yeast nutrients are a source of nitrogen (from diammonium phosphate and urea) added at the beginning of brewing […]

Dandelion Coffee

The essence of that coffee taste is a roasted flavour. Acorns are a good choice – so is dandelion root. 1. Harvest and Wash Dig up as many taproots as you can. The bigger the plant, the likely that the root is older. The older the root, the likely it is bigger. Wash the roots […]

Dandelion Wine

Dandelion blossoms can be used to make a flower wine. Ingredients: 4 cups of dandelion blossoms 16 cups of water (1 gallon) 1 package of wine yeast 8 cups of refined cane sugar 1-3 citrus foods of your choice, sliced up (lemon, lime, orange) Recipe: 1) Forage dandelion blossoms: The wilderness would be the best […]

Springtime for Dandelions! Embrace the Abundance

The dandelion is a much maligned plant that is both nutritious and delicious. Dandelion leaves have more fiber, protein, carbs, vitamins (A, C, K) and calories than the superfood spinach. Even the name dent-de-lion is colourful. People around the world still eat what is generally considered a weed in North America, despite the flower being […]