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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Sprouts in My Home

Sprouts

I just love sprouts. I’ve loved sprouts since I was 7 years old, and would steal the whole clam shell of alfalfa out of the fridge, munching on them as an after school snack. At about $4 a container, my mother was not too happy about that. Now, I am able to make sprouts all… 

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A Closer Look: Organic Peppermint Essential Oil

peppermint lead

In the world of essential oils, many people can easily identify the smell of peppermint.  Make your own Peppermint Mouthwash, toothpaste, and more with cool, refreshing Organic Peppermint Essential Oil. Gives skin a clean, fresh feeling when added to homemade soap bases, such as our Cocoa Butter Glycerin Melt and Pour Soap Base. Try Organic… 

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Weekly Recap – June 13th Edition

blog gathering

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

Remineralizing Toothpaste

diy remineralizing toothpaste

With this recipe, toothpaste goes beyond simply cleaning. While the mineral content of the teeth is largely determined by the mineral content within the body, brushing with added minerals helps to bring these nutrients straight to where they are needed most.