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 – May 16th Edition

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

Culturing with Honey

Culturing with Honey

Honey is wonderful, golden nectar. It can be stored indefinitely. It is full of vitamins, minerals, and local pollen. The flavor complements a wide range of foods and has been used for everything from beverages to skin care. One common belief about honey is that it is antimicrobial. While plain honey does not spoil, that… 

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Chewy Sourdough Italian Bread

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Working with sourdough makes many things possible as a home baker. For one, you get that delicious depth of flavor provided by sourdough that simply cannot be mimicked with commercial yeast. This stems from a longer fermentation and the complex nature of a sourdough starter which holds not only yeast but bacteria and acids as… 

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How to Grow Sandwich and Salad Microgreens

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Once you’ve mastered sprouting seeds, it’s time to advance to growing salad microgreens in your kitchen. Just like sprouting, growing salad greens is simple and requires only minimal equipment. You’ll be surprised at just how easy and inexpensive it is. Most of all, you’ll be amazed at the full flavor of fresh microgreens!