Instructables: exploring - photos - homebrew http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:36:44 PDT BLOX v1.01 Making Fruit Brandy http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Fruit-Brandy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/FC9V/HRTKI0OF/FNSFC9VHRTKI0OF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/FC9V/HRTKI0OF/FNSFC9VHRTKI0OF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/FC9V/HRTKI0OF/FNSFC9VHRTKI0OF.SMALL.jpg lpandemic This is my basic fruit wine and brandy recipe, from fruit selection to fermenter, to still, to aging, to blending, to the bottle, then your belly. Works for all fruits! *With watermelon, it’s a 1:1 juice to water ratio. *With bananas, mash them up into 1/4" chunks. *The bananas are perfectly ripe ...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:08:12 PST
Fantastic Easy Homemade Granola http://www.instructables.com/id/Fantastic-Easy-Homemade-Granola/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/ZKWS/HRI968RD/F2XZKWSHRI968RD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/ZKWS/HRI968RD/F2XZKWSHRI968RD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/ZKWS/HRI968RD/F2XZKWSHRI968RD.SMALL.jpg BoxOfSugar Pre-heat Oven to 250 degrees. Ingredients: 3 C. of Quick Oats 1/2 C. Coconut Sweetened Flakes 1/8 C. Brown Sugar 1/2 C. Maple Syrup 1/4 C. Olive Oil 1/2 C. Dried Cranberries 1/2 C. Sliced Almonds I like this recipe because it doesn’t call for honey (my Mom is vegan so she can eat it AND I don’t ca...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:04:59 PST
Cuco's Pumpkin Ale http://www.instructables.com/id/Cucos-Pumpkin-Ale/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/MYYU/HQ7T5KIP/FA1MYYUHQ7T5KIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/MYYU/HQ7T5KIP/FA1MYYUHQ7T5KIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA1/MYYU/HQ7T5KIP/FA1MYYUHQ7T5KIP.SMALL.jpg zymurgeneticist Much like the folklore of the pumpkin-headed boogeyman Cuco (or Coco, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coco_(folklore)), this recipe has been the product of several incarnations incorporating knowledge from several sources over my years as a homebrewer.  It's an improvement over a similar pumpkin al...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:38:10 PST
Making Panela (sugar blocks) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Panela-sugar-blocks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/RQ9K/HQ9DXO2G/FFTRQ9KHQ9DXO2G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/RQ9K/HQ9DXO2G/FFTRQ9KHQ9DXO2G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/RQ9K/HQ9DXO2G/FFTRQ9KHQ9DXO2G.SMALL.jpg gastonrings Panela is made of Sugar cane sap, it is boiled in until a thick slurry is obtained. The thick slurry is poured in a raster and solidifies quickly. This specific video shows how Panela is made in Colombia (pretty traditional). Panela is drunk as a kind of tea, a piece of the sugar clock is put in boi...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 06:03:56 PST
Dine With Us - Alina the Super Student http://www.instructables.com/id/Dine-With-Us-Alina-the-Super-Student/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/DYET/HPWML0BH/F42DYETHPWML0BH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/DYET/HPWML0BH/F42DYETHPWML0BH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/DYET/HPWML0BH/F42DYETHPWML0BH.SMALL.jpg emilylongstaff This Week the Dine With Us team give this episode's competitor, Alina, some traditional Egyption Dishes. Alina has just graduated from a Master's degree in Journalism receiving a distinction for her studies. Surely her academic intelligence should be advantageous to her throughout the cooking pr...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:12:23 PST
StepMash: Open all-grain brewing mashing process controller http://www.instructables.com/id/StepMash-Open-all-grain-brewing-mashing-process-co/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/7MTO/HOSOXL35/FLX7MTOHOSOXL35.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/7MTO/HOSOXL35/FLX7MTOHOSOXL35.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/7MTO/HOSOXL35/FLX7MTOHOSOXL35.SMALL.jpg Ivan_G StepMash is an opensource Arduino-based controller that allows you to manage a 5 steps mashing process. StepMash features: -) From 1 to 5 temperature steps (1 sec to 99 min); -) NTC temperature sensor; -) Timeout temperature control; -) Gas valve and piezo ingniter control relays; -) 1 free relay o...
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Wed, 4 Dec 2013 11:38:56 PST
Scotch Bonnet Chilli Tequila http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Homemade-Scotch-Bonnet-Tequila/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/H0I7/HLSHJB1W/F7AH0I7HLSHJB1W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/H0I7/HLSHJB1W/F7AH0I7HLSHJB1W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/H0I7/HLSHJB1W/F7AH0I7HLSHJB1W.SMALL.jpg Schnelly B Scotch Bonnets add unique flavour and heat to any recipe, and work perfectly in the worlds easiest alcohol infusion. You have to have patience with this little number, but it's worth it. In the end you'll have a hot, fruity tequila, which is perfect in a spicy chilli margarita or delicious with a tw...
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Sun, 22 Sep 2013 08:42:00 PDT
Cinnamon Schnapps http://www.instructables.com/id/Cinnamon-Schnapps/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/N1XQ/HKZ9LNO4/F5QN1XQHKZ9LNO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/N1XQ/HKZ9LNO4/F5QN1XQHKZ9LNO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/N1XQ/HKZ9LNO4/F5QN1XQHKZ9LNO4.SMALL.jpg DiY-WiLL Step one.  Break up 3 cinnamon sticks. Put them in a clean jar. Pour in 350ml cheap Vodka  Stir well. Store in a cool dry place.  After a week or so it will turn a dark brown colour. 
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:27:46 PDT
Pear Vodka http://www.instructables.com/id/Pear-Vodka/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/SJAO/HHOFX8EX/FV6SJAOHHOFX8EX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/SJAO/HHOFX8EX/FV6SJAOHHOFX8EX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/SJAO/HHOFX8EX/FV6SJAOHHOFX8EX.SMALL.jpg Xanthe Matychak I live in upstate New York where pears come into season in the late summer early fall. This pear vodka is a great way to extend the flavor of pear into the winter season.  Fill a jar with pears (halved or whole). Fill jar to the top with vodka. Cover jar and store in cool dry place for 6 months. Re...
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 11:07:44 PDT
conical fermenter cooler/chiller (peltier) http://www.instructables.com/id/conical-fermenter-coolerchiller-peltier/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/80T8/HGH6Q3IQ/FUU80T8HGH6Q3IQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/80T8/HGH6Q3IQ/FUU80T8HGH6Q3IQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUU/80T8/HGH6Q3IQ/FUU80T8HGH6Q3IQ.SMALL.jpg arzaman Hi I have moved the discussion in a specific thread form the thread dedicated to fermentation chamber peltier cooled since the two project, a part from cooling technology, have different solutions and development. The idea is to use an immersion water chiller inside the conical fermenter and recirc...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 13:51:59 PDT
Light Bulb Heated Black Garlic Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bulb-Heated-Black-Garlic-Oven/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/H8RP/HA4MMUZG/FPJH8RPHA4MMUZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/H8RP/HA4MMUZG/FPJH8RPHA4MMUZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/H8RP/HA4MMUZG/FPJH8RPHA4MMUZG.SMALL.jpg OmniaFaciat This is my light bulb heated, very inexpensive black garlic oven. I use a Huskee Tough Guy EPS cooler lined with aluminum foil (reflective side inward-facing, secured with Elmer's Glue-All), with tiles lining the bottom to give the jars a surface on which to sit, as well as to protect the foil. I us...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 16:46:59 PST
Homemade Amaretto http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Amaretto/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/6M02/HA4MM5H8/FLB6M02HA4MM5H8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/6M02/HA4MM5H8/FLB6M02HA4MM5H8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/6M02/HA4MM5H8/FLB6M02HA4MM5H8.SMALL.jpg dreame95 Ingredients  1 cup water 1 cut white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cups vodka  2 tablespoons almond extract 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Ingredients Combine water, white sugar and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat till boiling and all sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let mixtur...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 04:09:12 PST
Homemade Creamcheese (without a starter culture) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Creamcheese-without-a-starter-culture/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/4OWJ/H82U15ZA/FK04OWJH82U15ZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/4OWJ/H82U15ZA/FK04OWJH82U15ZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/4OWJ/H82U15ZA/FK04OWJH82U15ZA.SMALL.jpg ExpatCucina My last challange was to homemake cream cheese, and I did it! This recipe requires no special equipment, starter cultures or complicated ingredients. In fact, the only difficult thing is trying to plan it around your schedule because it takes about 5 days! I did not take step-by-step pictures as I...
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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 06:29:34 PDT
Home Brew Bulk Priming with a 20 Litre Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Brew-Bulk-Priming-with-a-20-Litre-Cube/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/V8OX/H7S57CLW/FSTV8OXH7S57CLW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/V8OX/H7S57CLW/FSTV8OXH7S57CLW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/V8OX/H7S57CLW/FSTV8OXH7S57CLW.SMALL.jpg greggg Bulk priming is mixing priming sugar into the whole brew  in a separate container just prior to bottling. Bulk priming vs putting a measure of sugar into each bottle is debated by some home brewers: Advantage of bulk priming : Even amount of sugar in the brew regardless of bottle size You...
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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 19:05:47 PDT
Small Homebuilt Cider Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Homebuilt-Cider-Press/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/JH35/H7NLY38X/FYVJH35H7NLY38X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/JH35/H7NLY38X/FYVJH35H7NLY38X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/JH35/H7NLY38X/FYVJH35H7NLY38X.SMALL.jpg Iceman94      When life gives you lemons you make lemonade; when your neighbor gives you several bushels of apples, duh, make cider!  However in my case, I didn't exactly have a cider press sitting around waiting to be used, so I built this little jig over the weekend.       The frame is made out of some scr...
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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 16:39:22 PDT
Beer Bottle Drying Rack Quickly http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Bottle-Drying-Rack-Quickly/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/AM8J/H743072B/FSFAM8JH743072B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/AM8J/H743072B/FSFAM8JH743072B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/AM8J/H743072B/FSFAM8JH743072B.SMALL.jpg greggg Needed more bottle drying capacity asap. Quick and dirty bottle rack needs a quick and dirty Instructable: - 2 bits of scrap wood just a bit narrower than a bottle. - 2 lengths of timber strong enough for the job - i used these battons from an old futon bed. - Nails, hammer - 2 minutes of your time...
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Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:17:21 PDT
Emergency "Sparkling Juice" Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Sparkling-Juice-Kit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/UN0T/H4AGDC54/F21UN0TH4AGDC54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/UN0T/H4AGDC54/F21UN0TH4AGDC54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/UN0T/H4AGDC54/F21UN0TH4AGDC54.SMALL.jpg tedgar Using a tecnique thats been around for millenium- Make just about any fruit juice into "sparkling" fruit juice! Fresh juice is always better.. but just about any juice will work with preference to any juice that seems more natural or organic. NOTE: Avoid any juices that say "in order to preserve f...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 12:17:42 PDT
K-cup leaking easy fix http://www.instructables.com/id/K-cup-leaking-easy-fix/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/EUHQ/GY65QAXJ/FEVEUHQGY65QAXJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/EUHQ/GY65QAXJ/FEVEUHQGY65QAXJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/EUHQ/GY65QAXJ/FEVEUHQGY65QAXJ.SMALL.jpg dragonluvr73 Use a small rubber washer as thick as the recessed hole on the lid. Put the washer in the hole and put some electrical tape over it because it's strong and flexible. Brew your brains out and no more Mess!!!!!
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Sat, 4 Feb 2012 04:04:04 PST
Easy (not quick) Vanilla Extract http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-not-quick-Vanilla-Extract/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BN90/GXSSLK8A/FN1BN90GXSSLK8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BN90/GXSSLK8A/FN1BN90GXSSLK8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/BN90/GXSSLK8A/FN1BN90GXSSLK8A.SMALL.jpg GyroGearLoose47      This flavoring requires two ingredients and time.  I use one half gallon bourbon.  I open bottle and and add 4 to 6 high quality  Madagascar or Tahitian vanilla beans.  I seal the bottle with the cap that came with the bottle.  I set the bottle out of harms way in a sunless dark room temperatur...
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:31:09 PST
Mead Making http://www.instructables.com/id/Mead-Making/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/63JZ/GVHWRWHL/F5E63JZGVHWRWHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/63JZ/GVHWRWHL/F5E63JZGVHWRWHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/63JZ/GVHWRWHL/F5E63JZGVHWRWHL.SMALL.jpg falling_stone Mead! An ancient beverage created through the fermentation of honey and water. This simple Instructable is meant to help guide the beginner mead maker and is not intended to be a full discussion of the biochemistry, though I may provide a more thorough run down in a future piece. Mead has a lot of ...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 09:37:47 PST
Home made Beer Brewery... http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-Beer-Brewery/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/ZBUM/GNSNIUPT/F3SZBUMGNSNIUPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/ZBUM/GNSNIUPT/F3SZBUMGNSNIUPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/ZBUM/GNSNIUPT/F3SZBUMGNSNIUPT.SMALL.jpg Real-Hunter The brewery have a capacity of 130 liters per brew... All Pics and how it's made at: http://www.justmade.de.tl/Bierbrauanlage.htm
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Mon, 16 May 2011 12:25:31 PDT
Inexpensive Table Decorations http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-Table-Decorations/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/ODJV/GMX7SL7B/F0AODJVGMX7SL7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/ODJV/GMX7SL7B/F0AODJVGMX7SL7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0A/ODJV/GMX7SL7B/F0AODJVGMX7SL7B.SMALL.jpg knife141 My wife and I had the task of making table decorations for a church party.  The theme of the party had a lot to do with interesting foods, so naturally we visited the produce section of the grocery store for our raw material.  Using an inexpensive set of disposable plastic plates, celery, asparagus,...
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Mon, 25 Apr 2011 05:15:39 PDT
Ghetto Home Made Wine http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-Home-Made-Wine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/E13W/F9N2DYHD/FXUE13WF9N2DYHD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/E13W/F9N2DYHD/FXUE13WF9N2DYHD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/E13W/F9N2DYHD/FXUE13WF9N2DYHD.SMALL.jpg noahw If you happen to have grape vines in your backyard then you can make Ghetto Home Made Wine just like we did! This was done in the East Side of Providence where many backyards are filled with grape vines. People definitely make their own wine there, and some houses even have presses in the basement...
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