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Week 132: Yeast Series - Collection
Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
13/10/2017 15:09
Since yeast is a living organism and is not used up in the process of fermentation, it can be collected and reused in multiple brews. Home brewers can harvest yeast by top cropping for ale yeasts and bottom cropping for lager yeast, However there are a few drawbacks to harvesting yeast.....
Week 131: Yeast Series - Starters
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07/10/2017 05:28
This week we continue our discussion on yeast with the process of creating a starter. A starter is useful to ensure that you build up your yeast cell count for higher gravity beers or your yeast viability is not at its best. ...
Week 130: Yeast Series - Rehydration
0 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
29/09/2017 13:49
Dry yeast is often just added dry to the top of the fermenter by home brewers and this is deal for beginners and when process & sanitation practices are common, as it is easy to kill the yeast at high temperature and also allow for the introduction of wild yeasts. ...
Week 129: Storing and preserving your ingredients
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25/09/2017 08:17
To brew the best beer possible, we all know that it starts with quality ingredients. The key here is that they are fresh too, but as you make the shift away from brewing single extract kits to brewing all grain recipes, you’ll find that you may want more ingredients on hand for when the...
Week 128: Making Whiskey with the Grainfather
4 Comments | Posted in Weekly Mash | By Grainfather - All Grain Brewing
06/09/2017 10:25
Your Grainfather is a wonderful all grain brewing system designed to create craft beer which we know you all love. But as much as we are all hops heads, who doesn't enjoy a seriously good whiskey made from malt? We are talking the real deal here, proper high quality whiskey from grain. So...