Fermentation

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Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 9:00 PM
What is fermentation?
Fermentation is any metabolic process typically using bacteria or fungus to change organic materials from one thing into another. Lots of foods are fermente...
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM
What is yeast and what does it do?
Yeast is a single celled fungus that eats sugar and deposits ethanol.
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM
What is the primary role of yeast?
To transform the sugars into alcohols.
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 1:41 PM
Do you need to rehydrate dry yeast? why or why not?
Strongly recommended but not necessary.  Proper hydration helps ensure a healthy fermentation and is especially recommended for beverages with a starting gr...
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 1:39 PM
Do you want a constant temperature for fermentation?
Absolutely!  This is extremely important.  Fluctuations in temperature can have a large impact on the final flavor of your product.  That is why you see alm...
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 1:50 PM
What is specific gravity?
The measure of the density of a liquid specifically grams of sugar per liter of water. A gravity of 1.040 means 40 grams of sugar per liter. "Specific&...
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 1:52 PM
I am new to brewing, what is the difference between Plastic and Glass Carboys?
Plastic doesn't break and is easier to clean. While we appreciate glass we have seen far too many glass carboys break over the years. We suggest that a...
Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 4:20 AM