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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Weekly Recap – July 18th 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 Sprouting Supplies and a Basic Sugar & Salt Body Scrub

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Don’t miss out on this week’s sale on Sprouting Seeds & Supplies.  Use coupon code SPROUT at checkout (sale ends 7/19).  This week we have an interesting new article for you on how to make a sugar and salt body scrub.

Making Milk Kefir When You Don’t Want to Keep Up With the Grains

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Right now we’re looking at triple digit temperatures for the coming weeks. Produce doesn’t last long on the counter. Water kefir and kombucha are fermenting faster than ever, I try not to ferment vegetables often in this weather, and I know I would kill milk kefir grains if I even forgot about them for a… 

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Raw Sprouted Granola

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This crunchy, raw, sprouted granola comes together quickly once all of the seeds have been sprouted. It makes great use of several different types of sprouts and tastes wonderful. If dehydrated below 113°F, all of the enzymes of the grain and seeds will remain intact, for a delicious and light breakfast. Use buckwheat and sunflower… 

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