Using your own homegrown hops is an incredibly rewarding process that adds another level of pride and self-sufficiency to your homebrew. Hops are easy to grow and produce an attractive plant that grows quickly.
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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.