Great! Another "3 Things..." click bait-y title! I promise the information is a little interesting (and purely my opinion). I'm talking about mistakes that are easy to avoid and will greatly improve brewing successes early on. None of these reasons are "infection" or "proper cleaning". We assume you know this already.
2021 is flying by! Things have changed a lot in the last 3 months, so here's what's going on here at BrewSRQ. You've probably noticed a few changes here and there but the majority of the things we'd hoped to accomplish just have to wait a little longer. It will be worth it.
This ferment is too hot! This ferment is too cold! How can we ensure we get the best environment for our yeast? By controlling the temperature, of course! Here are some methods you can approach to ensure your fermentations are "just right" for your yeast, and your beer will show it.
Summer is fast approaching - do you have the right beers on deck for hot weather, vacation, camping trips, pool parties, beach days, and bbqs? This post will give you some inspiration to make the Summer of 2021 your crispy-est yet!
The name's Starter, Yeast Starter, and I prefer to be shaken, not stirred. The second part of the starter series tackles shaken, not stirred starters (SnS) and why adding this technique to your brewing tool chest will make brewday prep easier, and your fermentations better for it.
Stir-plates? Erlenmeyer Flasks? Starter wort? Here's a quick breakdown on how to make a quick and easy yeast starter using a stir plate. You can play mad scientist or relive your high school chemistry lab classes while you do it! Ok, maybe that's just me. In any case, you're going to have better fermentations and better beer by adding yeast starters to your toolkit.
The first entry in this FAQ Series takes on yeast starters. When are starters appropriate, or necessary? We'll tackle the most common scenarios and guide you to keep your process as simple as possible while ensuring excellent fermentations.
This is the first installment in our FAQ series of posts and we'll tackle the big one: What do I need to get started brewing beer at home? Every new home brewer has asked this question at some point and we tackle the 3 best and most accessible methods.