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Making The Most Of Your Treasure - Wine Storage Tips

Wine has been set apart from the other beverages consumed by humans, rather like the gods and goddesses themselves were set apart from mere mortals in their aerie on Mount Olympus, since the first flagon of grape was allowed to ferment. Wine has had a role to play in religious ceremonies form the time of the ancient Greeks to the Christian rituals of today, and when it is released from its bottle like a genie, wine has almost the same effect. Yet wine, for all its mystery, requires some rather mundane care. Wine which is not to be consumed immediately needs to be sorted, and its proper storage has certain rituals of its own. For those uninitiated into those rituals, wine storage tips might prove helpful. Although many people love to store their wine in plain sight of the envious eyes of their visitors, or because the shade of the burgundy exactly matches the roses on Grandmother's china, the first of the wine storage tips is that wine should be stored away from light and heat. If you're not going to be dr...


American Home Brewing 101

At first, home beer brewing was illegal in America, before the laws changed and made America one of the top producing beer countries on the 90's... and now we see the decline once again with the tough economic times forcing many companies out of business and into bankruptcy. This has of course led to more and more people drinking to drown their sorrows, so to speak, but many more are actually turning this lust for beer into a productive past time by starting their own home brewery... and what a way to go!Now we all know that back way way in the olden days, home beer brewing was a major and accepted pastime practiced by the colonial people. One thing you might not know that even famous people such as the Great George Washington was an avid home beer brewer, as was Thomas Jefferson and friends!However, there was a time of prohibition that was devastating to the American population. Prohibition meant that it was illegal to brew your own beer, and heavy fines where placed on people who broke this law... and what ...


What You Need To Know About Homebrew Recipes

Just as a painter mixes 2 colours or more to create a masterpiece, you as a home brewer mix 2 or more flavors to create an award winning beer... and all this starts with the right homebrew recipes. For example, when mixing yellow and blue colours, you know that the outcome will be green, and the intensity will depend on how much yellow or blue you add... the same process applies for home beer brewing, the only difference is that you are using water, hops, malt, and other crucial ingredients.The process off creating your own homebrew recipes is actually quiet simple once you get the hang of it, you first choose your favorite commercial beer, learn how to clone it, and then change it to make it your own unique blend. Some great improvisations include chocolate beer, chili beer, garlic beer, cinamon beer, cherry beer, and many other interesting and tasty (sometimes not so tasty) homebrew recipes.These discussions are fine and you would learn a lot from them especially from those who have been developing home mad...


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