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Mead-Making Guide

Picking Your Ingredients Honey: Any honey can be used, and different crops give unique flavors to honey and the resulting mead. Some honeys (like buckwheat) should be used in moderation and blended with other honeys. One pound of honey per gallon will add about 5% abv to the mead (ex: 2.5 lbs of honey in

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Coquito-Making Guide

Coquito is a popular holiday drink from Puerto Rico that is similar to egg nog, but made with coconut. It’s delicious, filling, and perfect for family gatherings. Ever year we have lots of visitors coming to The Thirsty Quaker for coquito-making supplies, so we’ve finally put together a handy recipe for everyone! We also have

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Quick Cider Guide

Picking Your Ingredients Pasteurized Cider is preferred. Unpasteurized cider can be used, but may result in funky, tangy flavors. Any apple juice or cider (or other fruit juice) can be used, but it must not contain potassium or sodium-based preservatives like potassium sorbate or sodium benzoate! Acidic preservatives like citric acid are ok. Typical cider

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