How apple cider (alcoholic) is made

If you’re not American (or Canadian), apple cider to you will be an alcoholic beverage, made from apples. However, I just recently discovered that in the US, apple cider actually refers to a non-alcoholic drink. It’s more like an apple juice, but then slightly different (how different differs per state!). …

Beer fermentation process

Blub, blub, blub, blub. That’s what our huge (25l) vessel of ‘beer-to-be’ sounds like when it’s becoming beer. It’s the gas escaping from the ‘brewing bucket’ through a ‘water lock’. It’s a good thing the gas escapes, else the bucket would probably burst. But why is that gas actually formed …