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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Tips for Carbonating Fermented Beverages


I don’t know of a single person who doesn’t enjoy a bubbly, carbonated beverage. Our culture’s love affair with soda has certainly proven that, but these bubbly, flavorful drinks don’t have to be sugar-laden and bad for you. Carbonated fermented beverages are flat out delicious, refreshing, and the one ferment you can get just about… 

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Greek Frozen Yogurt

Chocolate Treat

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A Closer Look – Milk Kefir Grains

milk kefir grains

Milk kefir grains are live active cultures consisting of yeast and bacteria existing in a symbiotic relationship. Adding the kefir grains to fresh milk yields a delicious probiotic drink in about 24 hours. Milk kefir can be enjoyed plain, flavored, or used in many recipes, like salad dressing, bread, and ice cream.