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
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
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.
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