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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Sourdough Starter Pancakes

plate of pancakes

Some mornings it’s just hard to think about anything. Breakfast seems inconceivable when you open your fridge to see bare shelves. However, I do always have my sourdough starter. *whew*! Pancakes! But wait, I hadn’t fed my starter in a week… could pancakes still be made? On this particular morning, I decided to find out.

Crumbled Buttermilk Cheese

Crumbly Cheese

This cheese, because it is heated, is fairly dry in texture and can be tossed into a salad or sprinkled over casseroles with delicious ease.

A Closer Look: Bulgarian Yogurt Starter


  Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Bulgarian Yogurt Starter. …It’s incredibly versatile and easy to make. This yogurt can be eaten plain with some fruit and granola, whizzed up in a smoothie, used in place of sour cream, or as part of marinades and dressings. I… 

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Weekly Recap – September 5th Edition

blog gathering

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