There are an unlimited number of amazing upgrades you can get for Dear Old Dad, but for the purpose of this article, we’ll be focusing on items you can get for under $20 to help him step up his homebrewing game.
A yeast starter is something anyone can do to improve their homebrewing process! Yeast starters provide your beer with a higher number of yeast cells, which helps to avoid problems like stuck fermentations, stressed yeast producing off flavors, or increased lag time where bacteria can take over the wort.
An interview with Ty Stevenson of Waters Brewer, A Brewer's Story, and Keglet on how he built his businesses.
I have been curious about the effect of fermenter material on the flavor/fermentation of beer, but never did a controlled experiment to determine whether it actually made any difference. Until now!