How to Cure Olives with LyeThe most popular method of olive curing among our staff and customers has been the lye cure method. The results are fast and the flavor of the lye cured olives is generally clean and buttery.
Olive Mills In Sonoma AreaHere is a list of some local olive mills in the Sonoma County area that might be able to help you process your olives into oil. Additionally, there is a review of the olive oil production process.
It's Easy to Make Your Own VinegarMany beer, wine, and cider makers are unaware how easy it is to expand the enjoyment of their respective hobbies by making malt, wine, or cider vinegars. It's not only easy, but can be done in small quantities without additional equipment.
How to Measure Vinegar StrengthAmateur vinegar making hobbyists often wonder if their wine (or beer, or cider) has successfully turned completely into vinegar. Acidity testing provides a way to determine if the anticipated acidity increase has occurred, and thereby, whether the conversion into vinegar has been successful.
The Beverage People can help you make more than Beer and Wine. Many of us and our customers have olive trees and make olive oil or cured olives. Vinegar making is a natural extention of the winemaking process. Liqueurs are a great and yet simple to make addition to your home bar. Sodas can be ready to drink in under a week.