I think everyone knows that most wine is not even vegetarian let alone vegan. Some people may not take their vegetarianism or veganism that far but none the less, here's a list of wines approved by the vegetarian society along with how and why wine (white sugar is processed similarly and is also not vegetarian) is processed. Frey's is one of my favorite brands of wine. They are vegan, sulfite-free, organic, committed to social responsibility, made in the U.S. and run their winery on solar. Ecotopia!:-)
Is your favorite wine vegan-friendly? For certain brands, the answer is most definitely no.
How can wine not be vegan? Many companies refine and clarify its products with fish bladder by-products, commonly known as isinglass. Determining which varieties are vegan-friendly can be tricky, since alcohol companies are not required to label bottles with fining information. Eager to imbibe but disheartened by isinglass worries? Don't fret, pinot grio fans, because VN has compiled a comprehensive list of vegan wines perfect for pairing with dinner or pouring into a reduction sauce. Cheers!
I've done it the quick way, using syrups and powders, all the way to doing it completely from scratch. Both ways make better beer that you can buy, especially if when using syrups or powders that you do add some grain to the mix.
Makes the house smell like malt for a bit, but not bad. It is not hard, just takes time. I could make about 4 cases for twenty some dollars when using syrups or malt, half that price when starting from grain, and it always tasted better than what I could buy from the store. (This is after obtaining the equipment needed).
It comes out very drinkable. If you like ales, you will find it as good as anything from the main distributors, close to as good as a micro brewery can produce, and much cheaper. Had a grandmother that used to always brew her own beer; grandfather did like his ale. =)
Here I can buy the yeast that the local brewing company uses to brew their wheat beer with. The flavors of a good wheat comes directly from the yeast, this has a banana and clove flavor. The beer I make with his yeast was as good as what he produced.
Some areas have "brew your own" businesses. You use their equipment to brew with. The cost is greater, but you don't have to worry about screwing up the process. The biggest problem with brewing beer is bacteria. If you're not working in a sterile area with sterile equipment, you end up with beer that tastes like cardboard.