Topic: Fermentation

High Gravity Fermentation

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This is one of the questions that makes me scratch my head, and for more reasons than one. My first response actually has nothing at all to do with the question. And

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Wort Temperature During Fermentation

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An active fermentation does create an appreciable amount of heat energy. In small fermenters where the ambient air temperature is used for cooling, there is always an increase in fermentation temperature as

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Amylase Enzymes

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At first glance, wort fermentability could be the problem with this brew. It seems that plenty of healthy yeast was used, the wort was well oxygenated and fermentation conducted at a very

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Stopping Fermentation

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Halting a fermentation is certainly possible and some brewers do indeed use this technique to produce beer with residual sweetness. I don’t think you are looking for residual sweetness, but the topic

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Kräusen Rings

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Do dangers lurk in the kräusen ring at the top of your fermenter? Plus: Increasing shelf life and free amino nitrogen levels in dextrin malts.


Collaborative Fermentations

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By pitching two different yeast strains it is possible to play to the strengths of both strains.

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Fermenting in Hot Climates

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The Wiz offers a way to stabilize fermentation temperatures and gives a new cidermaker tips for barrel aging.

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Preventing (& Fixing) Stuck Fermentations

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By understanding the causes of stuck fermentations and how to avoid them, you should never get stuck again.


Fermenting with Bourborn Barrels

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Learn about fermenting your homebrew in a bourbon barrel.

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Predicting yeast flavors with temperature fluctuation

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The batch size for most homebrewers has been around 5 gallons (19 L) for a very long time, and keeping this volume of fermenting beer cool is not difficult. Recently, however, many


Adding water to carboys after racking

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Headspace can cause oxidation, especially in secondary fermenters. Anything that is done to eliminate air helps minimize oxidation. And adding de-aerated water can reduce the odds of oxidation, but the process deserves


Quick Fermentations

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To answer this question I will assume that you do not have a chilly root cellar where you are fermenting lagers, and that most, if not all, of your homebrews are ales.


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