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Winemaking Calculator

You want to make wine at home, but you don’t know how? Our winemaking calculator will help you to prepare a recipe for wine. Enter the fruit you want to use, the number of litres of wine you want to make and the percent of alcohol you want your wine to contain. The calculator will generate the recip... 17.07.2020.
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Recipe for wild rose wine

Wild rose and apple trees are in the same plant family, which is probably why wine made from wild rose fruit and that made from apples have a similar taste, only the former is gentler. The principle of fruit selection for the wine is also similar – only very ripe fruit (dark orange and light red in ... 05.02.2020.
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How to make cider at home?

Cider has been increasingly popular in Europe for some time. You can make it yourself easily and cheaply - all you need is apple juice, yeast and sugar. How to make cider at home? What kind of yeast and equipment for making cider do you need? Homemade cider – a guarantee of a unique taste Obviou... 05.02.2020.
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Types of meads and their therapeutic properties

Mead is one of the healthiest and most noble alcohols; the tradition of its production is very long. It is popular among connoisseurs and older generations; unfortunately, it is practically unknown to young people. You can easily make it at home. What are the kinds of meads? What therapeutic propert... 31.01.2020.
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Recipes for ham cooker dishes

Cut up about 2/3 of the meat into 2x2 cm cubes, mince or chop the remaining part. Prepare the marinade from 1 dl of water, salt, the spice mixture; mix it with the cut-up meat. Mix the meat mass thoroughly for at least 10 minutes in a food processor with hooks for kneading or knead the meat manually... 28.01.2020.
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Should you use yeast to make wine or not?

Some people (mainly those living in southern countries) in fact do not add yeast to make wine, because they use special varieties of grapes. There is natural yeast on the skin of such grapes, which is able to effect the fermentation process. However, in Europe it is mostly necessary to add wine-maki... 26.01.2020.
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My wine is not fermenting – Why?

Problems with stopped fermentation. Causes and solutions: A wrong manner of adding yeast – yeast has to be multiplied before being added to the mixture; adding yeast directly to the mixture is a very common mistake. You can see here how to multiply yeast. For dry (powdered) yeast, it is a common mis... 26.01.2020.
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Smoking meat and fish – How to go about it?

What exactly is smoking? Smoking is nothing else than just a process in which meat and fish are exposed to the action of wood smoke. It can be produced by burning pieces of wood, wood chips or sawdust. Wood of leafy trees (beech, oak or alder) or fruit (especially stone fruit) trees are mainly used ... 21.01.2020.
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Important rules of brine-curing

Once you have chosen the meat, you will need an appropriate vessel for dry or wet curing. One can argue whether it is better to use a wooden barrel, a plastic container approved for contact with food or a large stoneware vessel. However, one thing is indisputable: the hygienic condition of the vesse... 21.01.2020.
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Methods of brine-curing of meat

There is no smoking without brine-curing Even the best smoke alone will not bring the desired effect. Wherever salt could not be extracted from sea water or excavated, it was called “white gold”. This is confirmed by known mediaeval trade routes. In autumn, columns of horses carrying sacks of sal... 17.01.2020.
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How to make mead? Practical advices

Honey production should not be perceived as a difficult task. The process is not much different from the production of wine or beer. The tradition of this alcohol dates back to the Middle Ages. It is worth moving for a moment to the period of knightly splendor and raising the chalice.... 27.06.2019.
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Refractometer or a hydrometer in home-made wine making

Precise determination of sugar and alcohol content has a direct impact on the later taste, and above all on the strength of alcohol. Many people ask the question whether more attention should be devoted to the selection of a hydrometer or refractometer. We will try to answer key questions.... 24.06.2019.
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