How do Saccharomyces biology and genome evolution relate to beer diversity? Here, we describe a survey that helps unveil some of the brewers' yeast secrets.
Improving Beer malt quality, a comprehensive breeding effort Nowadays, beer malts are made from high-performance cultivars (elite cultivars) that produce malts that adhere to the highest quality standards. To breed crop cultivars, geneticists (breeders) make crosses between individual lines (parents). Many of these parents derive from breeding programmes or cultivated collections themselves. The gene pool
The right choice of homebrewing equipment and resources is important when you start your home brewery. We will look at starter kits that also make great gift ideas for your loved ones. Have a look at our suggested homebrewing gifts, great resources to get starting with brewing beer at home! Homebrewing Books There is a
Yeast starter staining to assess health How viable is your yeast starter? What is the state of your yeast when fermentation ends (prematurely), is there any evidence of contamination? These are legitimate questions that homebrewers and professional brewers must ask themselves when they brew their most delicious beers. What can really help answer these questions
A veteran brewer reveals his top equipment buys for brewing beer at home
Why Microscopes for homebrewing projects bring benefits to the brewery One helpful piece of kit for someone engaging with DIY microbiology is the microscope. These machines are extremely useful when trying to count yeast cells, estimate viability counts and detect contaminants. In short, this kit complements your culturing and plating effort perfectly well. Microscopy for
Many brewers swear by isolating wild yeast for homebrewing beer. Others are put off by yeast wrangling for a host of different reasons. This article will address one of the arguments many homebrewers put forward. Isolating wild yeast is too complicated. Yeast hunting does not have to be strenuous or overly technical. It all depends
Brewing beer is not just a hobby – to some, it’s a new lifestyle. Sure, there are many perks to making your beer: control over what goes into it and full customization of the taste and smell of your beer are significant considerations. But many don’t know how homebrewing saves you serious money. It is
In this post, we’re talking about how to get into homebrewing beer. Perhaps you want to get started with this fun hobby, or you want to give someone a present who wants to get into home brewing. Read on! Where is the best place to start? A great way to get into home brewing is
Here, we will talk about practices and Styles in US craft beer brewing industry. At least six million barrels are produced in America each year. Craft beer is mostly produced in a microbrewery, which per definition are smaller than the commercially brewing beer giants. According to The Brewers Association, Vermont is the main hub of craft beer in
How long it takes to brew beer at home Novice brewers often wonder how long it takes to brew beer at home. A critical factor to consider in this regard is the beer style. Are you making a lager or an ale? Because of fundamental differences between the brewing process and the yeast strains used,
One of the questions novice brewers often ask is: How can you tell your beer is infected? In this piece, we will not only describe how homebrewers tell their beer is infected. We will also present a way in which you can diagnose problems before they result in spoiled beers.
One of the easiest, most inexpensive ways to improve the overall quality of your beer is to make a yeast starter. Here, we will describe how to do this and make better tasting beer.
Cleaning and sanitizing your homebrewing equipment is of critical importance. If anything can make or break a beer, it is the hygiene you apply when you brew. A clean brewing setup gives you the chance to make a clean and tasty beer. Unfortunately, here is where many starting brewers make mistakes. Here we will expand
In this post, we will present you with the decisive factors that affect the quality of your beers. Here, you will read how to make your beer taste more delicious
The matter of measuring beer pH when brewing A question from a reader prompted us to focus on this topic. For this article, we had to rely upon or draw from some organic chemistry knowledge and literature. What is pH and why is it important, what factors affect pH and how we can measure it?
Yeast powers the creation of complex and intricate beers at your home In this article, we will spend some time talking about yeast. When brewing your own beer, you can’t avoid using them. These simple Eukaryotes are part of a diverse and extensive group of organisms classed as Fungi. Luckily, some yeast species have the unique
Introduction to malt, a key beer ingredient Malt is a key ingredient in beer making. But what properties ensure that the malt you use make your beer stand out? To understand this, it is worth looking at some basic parameters or features. But first, some basic knowledge on malts and their raw ingredient, barley. Barley
Microbial contamination of beer is easy to introduce, but sometimes difficult to get rid off. When, as a brewer, you find that your beer has gone off, you wish to know where the problem lies. Souring beers, sulphuric smells or a lingering unpleasant aftertaste is the last thing you want to spoil your intended beer. The
Homebrewing With Malt Extract is a great way to get started on your homebrewing journey. Here, you will find an introduction to brewing beer with malt extracts. Or you can click on the video below. Why do you add malt extract during the beer brewing process? https://youtu.be/VCf8I1swOxo Jeff Parker from The Dudes’ Brewery (http://www.thedudesbrew.com)
In about a decade of homebrewing, I’ve learned a lot. Usually by trying and failing. And sometimes by looking for shortcuts that don’t impact the quality of the end product. For beginner homebrewers, there can be a lot of questions at the beginning. So we made this video help pass along some (relatively common sense)
In this video, we’ll give you a crash course of everything you need to know to get started all-grain brewing. We’ll talk about the equipment you need and how you use it to make beer using a gravity-fed setup with Northern Brewer’s All-Grain Starter Kit. The all-grain brewing method we’ll show you in this video