Category Archives: Lab

Sanitization & Cultivation

Beer Fermentation 101

Fermenters carbonating in chest freezer

A very critical stage in brewing that needs just as much attention to any other phase of the brew day. I’ve lost more beer to a bad fermentation then anything else,  if there even is anything else. Either way it’s important stuff here’s a list of what to watch out for..   Ales Temp: 65-75…

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Making Your Own Yeast Starter

Yeast in starter

Making a starter really is a Great way to make sure your fermentation will be as vigorous as can be. It’s fairly simple and can require little equipment. Now there is definitively a professional way of going about it but that’s for people with money to blow. And includes magnetic stir plates, flasks, other lab equipment, and I really want to do it soon…

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Measuring your beers alcohol

Measuring Beer Gravity

You can find our your home brewed beers alcohol content by simply plugging in your measured OG and FG and plugging it into this equation. I typically just estimate it based on the OG right from the boil kettle. (Usually the final Alcohol % is right under the OG) However, if your trying to be a bit…

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Cleaning Bottles Made Easy

logo remix erasted

This must be the worst part of home brewing. Cleaning anything really isn’t much fun; plus bottles put up a real fight and when their a little older it which makes it a whole lot worse. So I devised a method where I really don’t have to do to much.     1. Pre-Cleaning & Gathering Phase.  Besides…

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