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 4th Edition

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

BIG 20% Off Sale and Cultures for Health on the Move!

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More exciting news this week at Cultures for Health…  Cultures for Health was featured in an article here, which explains some of the things happening behind the scenes and the move in process to North Carolina!  Also, until July 7th, you can enjoy 20% off all of your favorite products!  See below for the coupon… 

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Lacto-Fermenting the Garden and Long-Term Storage


Along with dehydration, fermentation has been used for a very long time as a way to harness food preservation. Without refrigeration, canning, or freezing; these means of putting food up were critical for the safety and livelihood of cultures everywhere. But in our modern day culture where these other high-energy means of food preservation are… 

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Quick Kombucha Pickled Beet Salad

beet salad

The beets and kombucha in this recipe combine for a lovely flavor. If you prefer a little less zing in your salad, use milder kombucha.