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 – June 20th Edition

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

How to Make Fermented Vegetable Juice

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In many countries, fermented vegetable juices are commonly sold in grocery stores and enjoyed regularly by many, usually as a health tonic, but sometimes just because they are tasty. Fermented vegetable juice is made by placing a small amount of vegetables in a larger amount of liquid, fermenting, then straining out the solids. Beet kvass… 

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Soothing Lavender Facials

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During the spring and summer I work outside a lot. And despite being careful, I almost always end up getting a little pink at least once or twice a year. As a ginger, I take sunburn seriously, and I want to soothe and help my skin heal as quickly as possible. That’s where these lovely… 

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Long-fermented Sourdough Biscuits


These biscuits are just a bit different than the usual baking powder biscuits in flavor and texture, but close enough that you’ll be reminiscing about sweet tea and the smell of magnolias over your steaming biscuits topped with butter.