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The Compleat Meadmaker: Home Production of Honey Wine
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SKU: 40041

By Ken Schramm


As one of the most ancient of human beverages, mead arose in part because it was easy to make.

Today’s hobbyists rediscover the simplicity of making mead while reveling in the range of flavors that can result. In The Compleat Meadmaker, veteran beverage hobbyist and meadmaker, Ken Schramm, introduces the novice to the wonders of mead. With easy-to-follow procedures and simple recipes, he shows how you can quickly and painlessly make your own mead at home.

In later chapters he introduces flavorful variations on the basic theme that lead to meads flavored with spice, fruits, grapes and even malt.



Our price: CA$25.95
Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider
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SKU: 40042

By Annie Proulx, Lew Nichols, Third edition


Clear, simple language, numerous illustrations, and detailed step-by-step instructions, lead you through making fresh and delicious sweet and hard ciders

- including blended and sparkling ciders; building your own working apple press; enhancing your cooking with cider as an ingredient; choosing the right apple cultivar for the flavor you want; and planning and planting your very own home orchard for the freshest batch of cider ever!

Plus, interesting bits of history and lore shed light on cider's colorful past.

Our price: CA$21.75
The New Cider Maker's Handbook
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SKU: 40097

A Comprehensive Guide for Craft Producers by Claude Jolicoeur To make the very best cider—whether for yourself, your family, and friends or for market—you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. Fortunately, The New Cider Maker’s Handbook is here to help. Author Claude Jolicoeur is an internationally known, award-winning cider maker with an inquiring, scientific mind. His book combines the best of traditional knowledge and techniques with up-to-date, scientifically based practices to provide today’s cider makers with all the tools they need to produce high-quality ciders.

Our price: CA$67.50
Make Mead Like a Viking
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SKU: 40112

By Jereme Zimmerman


A complete guide to using the best ingredients and minimal equipment to create fun and flavorful brews Ancient societies brewed flavorful and healing meads, ales, and wines for millennia using only intuition, storytelling, and knowledge passed down through generations—no fancy, expensive equipment or degrees in chemistry needed.


Armed with wild-yeast-bearing totem sticks, readers will learn techniques for brewing sweet, semi-sweet, and dry meads, melomels (fruit meads), metheglins (spiced meads), Ethiopian t’ej, flower and herbal meads, braggots, honey beers, country wines, and even Viking grog, opening the Mead Hall doors to further experimentation in fermentation and flavor. 

Our price: CA$37.50