Homebrewing Basics Part 4: How Long is Fermentation?

Time to Ferment! Your wort has been put into the primary fermenter, yeast has been pitched, and it’s time for fermentation to begin! Primary Fermentation Wheat beer in a carboy If you are fermenting an ale, place the fermenter somewhere that will be 68-72 degrees Fahrenheit, and if you are using a carboy as your primary fermenter, make sure it isn’t in direct sunlight. For a lager, the fermentation temperature should be 48-55 degrees Fahrenheit. I have found that most dry lager yeasts, such as those in the Fermentis line, will ferment at the warmer ale temperatures [...]

By |2022-11-04T23:31:01-04:00November 4th, 2022|Brewing Kits, Latest Articles|

Homebrewing Basics Part 3: What is the Brewing Process?

Brew Day! You have all the equipment you need and have chosen a recipe you want to brew, but how do you do it? In this part, I’m going to discuss the brewing process, focusing on malt extract brewing! Boiling Setup Brew dogs are highly recommended! To brew beer, you need to be able to have a consistent, rolling boil over at least sixty minutes. You can brew on your kitchen stove, but be aware that boil-overs are something that can happen when adding malt and hop additions. Also, you definitely want to be able to see [...]

By |2022-05-12T16:55:20-04:00May 12th, 2022|Brewing Kits, Latest Articles|

One Gallon Brewing Kits!

If you would like to get into the beer brewing hobby, but do not have room for bigger equipment, we have equipment and ingredient kits for one gallon batches! These kits are perfect to brew on your kitchen stove, and the fermenters are small enough to be kept on a counter, or somewhere out of sight. A one gallon batch of beer will give you approximately eleven, twelve ounce bottles, so you won’t have cases upon cases of beer stacking up, and can brew different flavors, more often! We recommend at least a two gallon pot (it [...]

By |2021-06-23T15:21:09-04:00April 4th, 2020|Brewing Kits|

Great Beer and Food Pairings to Make the Most of your Meal

Are you looking to make a big splash with your next meal? Knowing which beer to pair with different food is a key skill for home cooks and professionals alike. Choosing the wrong beer and food pairings can drown out subtle flavors in your dish. It very well may ruin the hours you spent in the kitchen. Knowing which is the best beer for a meal brings out these flavors. It can even turn everyday food into a taste sensation. Whether you want to make a homebrew or just understand what should or shouldn't be served with an IPA, you can't be without this [...]

By |2021-06-23T15:23:45-04:00December 12th, 2019|Brewing Kits|

6 Spices and Herbs to Add to your Homebrew Repertoire

Have you ever thought about brewing wine or beer? It’s not as difficult as it seems. In fact, if you have the basic ingredients, it’s fairly easy. Once you become more familiar with the process, you can even experiment with different spices and herbs. Brewing spices are elements you can add to wine, beer or cocktails that really kick things up a notch. Below we have provided 6 mulling spices that will really shake things up. 6 Spices and Herbs for your Brewing Repertoire Coriander and Sea Salt Coriander and sea salt have been staples in beer-making for a long time. [...]

By |2021-06-23T15:19:37-04:00December 12th, 2019|Brewing Kits, Wine Kits|
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