Fermentation Guidelines for Homebrewing Beer

Fermentation Guidelines for Homebrewing Beer

The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Michael on the topic of homebrewing.  Learn more about him at the end of the post!

As the old saying goes, “Men don’t make beer. Men make wort. Yeast make beer.” Wort (pronounced vurt) is the boiled and hopped pre-beer liquid that requires the most human effort (you can read more about this in the 10-Step Brewing Guide). This is as far as an individual can go in actively “making” a beer. The next step is allowing fermentation to take control. Though less “hands on” than the brewing process, the fermentation stage is equally important in determining the final flavor of the finished product. Following the guidelines below will ensure that you help your yeast “make” the best homebrew possible…. 

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A Closer Look: San Francisco Sourdough

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“Real San Francisco flavor and aroma. Has developed beautifully over the last two weeks and makes a great loaf.” -Bill “The bread I make with this starter has the best flavor of any sourdough I’ve eaten. Have been making sourdough for years and absolutely love this. I plan on trying other starters as well.” -Tracie

Weekly Recap – October 10th Edition

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It’s time for the weekly recap.  Leave your favorite links or ideas in the comments below!

What’s New at CFH: Gluten-Free Sourdough No-Cut Doughnuts

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Light and airy with a hint of crispness around the edges, these yeast-risen doughnuts don’t fall too far from their wheat-filled counterparts. In order to keep them light, the dough is not rolled and cut as wheat-based doughnuts are. Instead the dough is left loose, helping it to rise beautifully. When it comes time to… 

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Simple Three Ingredient Tooth Powder

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When you want to make sauerkraut and need to use up that goat milk in cheesemaking and you run out of toothpaste, what do you do? I am at a point in my life where in all things and in all cases I am embracing simplicity. It doesn’t have to look just like store-bought to… 

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