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: Mesophilic Direct Set Culture

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  Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Mesophilic Direct Set Starter Culture.  This is used for making semi-soft and fresh cheeses including Cheddar, Colby, Monterey Jack, Feta, Chevre, etc.

Weekly Recap – August 15th 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: Save 25% on Essential Oils and a New Peppermint Mouth Wash Recipe

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Until 8/16/15 you can save 25% on Essential Oils by using coupon code EO2015 at checkout!  And, if you have Peppermint essential oil already (or plan to buy it) you might find this new Peppermint Mouth Wash Recipe refreshing and easy!

Culturing Fruit Juice with Water Kefir Grains

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It has been a while since I’ve had enough water kefir grains to take a chance on something new. I generally do not like to mess with mother cultures unless I have a backup. So I’ll take an extra kombucha SCOBY and throw it into some apple juice or that extra clump of milk kefir… 

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