Fermentor VS Fermenter: What’s the Difference?

A picture of homebrew fermenting. Text reads fermentor vs fermenter.

Home brewing can be an addictive past time. The process of beer making is fascinating and experimenting with different recipes in an effort to find the “perfect brew” is very enjoyable. Of course, home brewing can also be frustration at times, particularly if a brew goes bad due to incorrect measurements, poor ingredients, or temperature … Read more Fermentor VS Fermenter: What’s the Difference?

Brewing Science – Everything Brewing Related

Brewing Science-Everything Homebrew Related This section is about brewing science. It is a collection of topics that spans the entire homebrewing hobby. If you are like most of us homebrewers, it doesn’t take long before homebrewing becomes more than just a hobby, it becomes an infatuation, a passion, and for some, a career.  If you … Read more Brewing Science – Everything Brewing Related

LOW OXYGEN BREWING (LODO) SUMMARIZED FOR THE HOMEBREWER

Low oxygen brewing is common practice for breweries in Germany and other places around the world.  This style of brewing reduces or eliminates oxygen throughout the entire brewing process, from doughing-in to packaging.  In their paper entitled, “On Brewing Bavarian Helles: Adapting to Low Oxygen Brewing”, the team at the German brewing forum purports that, … Read more LOW OXYGEN BREWING (LODO) SUMMARIZED FOR THE HOMEBREWER

Krausening – Using fermenting wort to bottle condition your beer

Krausening – Priming with Fermenting Wort Krausening is a process traditionally used by German brewers to add carbonation to their beers. It was primarily used on lagers because the yeast would often go dormant during the very cold lagering phase of fermentation, although it was also used on wheat beers as well. Benefits of Kräusening … Read more Krausening – Using fermenting wort to bottle condition your beer

Fermentation Temperature Control Tips and Techniques

Fermentation temperature control is the single most important thing you can do that will make the most dramatic improvements in your beer. And it can be a big problem, especially when brewing in the Deep South. Winter brewing is great but summer brewing can be brutal in the 100°+ days. Without temperature control, it’s simply … Read more Fermentation Temperature Control Tips and Techniques

Controlling beer fermentation during the brewing process

Controlling Beer Fermentation and  Fermentability  Beer Fermentation is one of the magical processes occurring in your home brewery. The process is not very well understood by beginning homebrewers, so it is usually where a lot of mistakes occur. Most will just pitch the yeast that came with the kit and hope for the best. It … Read more Controlling beer fermentation during the brewing process