About this site:

After receiving a couple of bottles of my friend's homemade orange wine in 2011, I was bitten by the homebrew bug and have been making my own concoctions ever since then.  Due to the long wait for a fermented beverage to reach completion, it's a good idea to keep notes if one hopes to recreate a particularly tasty batch.  It's hard to remember what strain of yeast one used on a wine that was started a year ago, not to mention the necessity of recording the original gravity of a brew in order to calculate ABV later.  I started jotting notes down on paper but decided I wanted to maintain a more permanent collection of information that could be shared with others.  I created this site to log measurements for my own reference as well as share photos and tips for other amateur homebrewers.


  • apfelwein started Jed and I drove up to Oak Glen and picked up some fresh cider from Law's Cider Mill.  We're following EdWort's ubiquitous recipe, which should yield a ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2013, 4:21 PM by Ian Young
  • fig wine started Earlier this week we prepared our third batch of fig wine (well, fourth if you count the first one, which spilled all over the floor in 2011).  This morning we ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2013, 11:10 AM by Ian Young
  • loquat wine batch #2 started Last year's loquat wine turned out pretty well.  My neighbor's tree is full of fruit again, so it's time to get started on another batch.  Maybe this ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2013, 6:29 PM by Ian Young
  • grapefruit wine started I've made grapefruit liquor a couple times now and it's delicious.  However, it only requires the very outer peel of the fruit.  What to do with the rest ...
    Posted Jul 31, 2013, 6:29 PM by Ian Young
  • tangerine wine started My banana wine was a big hit at work so I decided to make another one, this time from tangerines I picked in my back yard. 2013 Tangerine Wine
    Posted Jul 31, 2013, 6:28 PM by Ian Young
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