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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Berry-Flavored Kombucha

strawberry buch

With summer well on its way, I wanted to be sure our family had plenty of hydrating beverages. Water alone is often more harmful than helpful when had exclusively in extreme heat situations so while we drink plenty of the stuff, I also like fermented beverages for their hydrating qualities. I already had water kefir… 

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Cultures for Health Launches 3 New Product Lines!

Essential Oils

We are excited to announce the launch of three brand new product lines: Soap Making, DIY Body Care Products, and Essential Oils.  Now you can get even more of your favorite natural living and healthy lifestyle products from Cultures for Health.  This builds upon the already expanded Sprouting category of products.  What are you waiting… 

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Water Kefir Flavor Experiments

Water Kefir Experiments

If you’ve read any of my posts before you know I don’t like to change my routine. When I find something I like I stick to it. And, I admit, I’m lazy when it comes to fermenting. That’s why for the past few years I’ve flavored my water kefir with lemon juice and maybe a… 

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A Closer Look: Piima Yogurt Starter

Yogurt Drink

“We bought all four mesophilic cultures (Piimä, Viili, Matsoni, and Filmjölk) and this is our personal favorite. It is quite thin when at room temperature but becomes much thicker when cold.” -Meir Today we are going to take a closer look at the Cultures for Health Piima Yogurt Starter.