Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way is there to say, “I love you” and “thank you for raising me” like the gift of new homebrewing gear? Trust me, he doesn’t want a new tie. He rea […]
Update! I was really worried that the fermentation wasn’t going to complete because of the high acidity, but I checked it while kegging and it was 0.098! I took a taste and it is actually pretty good (definitely better than I expected) right now, and it’s uncarbonated, warm, and unsweetened.
I went ahead and kegged both fermenters and added 2…[Read more]
I think as long as your aren’t brewing a super high ABV beer you can get away with no starter. If I know a few days before I’m going to brew, I make a starter. However, most of the time, I brew pretty much on a whim and making a starter doesn’t fit the time frame. So, I buy the appropriate number of yeast packets for the OG of the beer I’m brewing…[Read more]
I have always just pitched directly into the wort or simply rehydrated dry yeast and haven’t ever had a problem but a lot of people have recommended doing yeast starters to get fermentation started faster, especially in higher gravity beers.
Do you use yeast starters? Why or why not?
If you want to make a yeast starter but aren’t sure where to start, check out our article and infographic for step-by-step instructions!
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